ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 729.1

Myalgia and myositis NOS

Diagnosis Code 729.1

ICD-9: 729.1
Short Description: Myalgia and myositis NOS
Long Description: Myalgia and myositis, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 729.1

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (710–739)
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 729 Other disorders of soft tissues

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abdominal muscle pain
  • Benign acute myositis
  • Centrally mediated myalgia
  • Cysticercosis myositis
  • Diffuse muscle tenderness
  • Eosinophilic myositis
  • Fibromyositis
  • Fibrositis and nodular fasciitis
  • Focal nodular myositis
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Intercostal myalgia
  • Lingual myositis
  • Localized masticatory muscle soreness
  • Maxillary myositis
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle tension pain
  • Myalgia/myositis - multiple
  • Myalgia/myositis - shoulder
  • Myositis
  • Myositis in sarcoidosis
  • Nematode myositis
  • Pain on movement of skeletal muscle
  • Paraneoplastic myositis
  • Primary fibromyalgia syndrome
  • Proliferative myositis
  • Protozoal myositis
  • Skeletal muscle tender
  • Suxamethonium pains
  • Viral myositis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: FMS

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue. People with fibromyalgia have "tender points" on the body. Tender points are specific places on the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arms, and legs. These points hurt when pressure is put on them.

People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms, such as

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Morning stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Tingling or numbness in hands and feet
  • Problems with thinking and memory (sometimes called "fibro fog")

No one knows what causes fibromyalgia. Anyone can get it, but it is most common in middle-aged women. People with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases are particularly likely to develop fibromyalgia. There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but medicine can help you manage your symptoms. Getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating well may also help.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Fibromyalgia


Muscle Disorders

Also called: Myopathy

Your muscles help you move and help your body work. Different types of muscles have different jobs. There are many problems that can affect muscles. Muscle disorders can cause weakness, pain or even paralysis.

Causes of muscle disorders include

  • Injury or overuse, such as sprains or strains, cramps or tendinitis
  • A genetic disorder, such as muscular dystrophy
  • Some cancers
  • Inflammation, such as myositis
  • Diseases of nerves that affect muscles
  • Infections
  • Certain medicines

Sometimes the cause is not known.

  • Caring for muscle spasticity or spasms
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Contracture deformity
  • Creatine phosphokinase test
  • Electromyography
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Hypotonia
  • Muscle aches
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Muscle function loss
  • Muscle twitching
  • Myopathic changes
  • Myotonia congenita
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture
  • Weakness

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