ICD-10 Diagnosis Code M79.1


Diagnosis Code M79.1

ICD-10: M79.1
Short Description: Myalgia
Long Description: Myalgia
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code M79.1

Valid for Submission
The code M79.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (M00–M99)
    • Other soft tissue disorders (M70-M79)
      • Oth and unsp soft tissue disorders, not elsewhere classified (M79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code M79.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abdominal muscle pain
  • Centrally mediated myalgia
  • Diffuse muscle tenderness
  • Gluteal syndrome
  • Localized masticatory muscle soreness
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle tension pain
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Musculoskeletal tenderness
  • Myalgia of pelvic floor
  • Myalgia/myositis - forearm
  • Myalgia/myositis - hand
  • Myalgia/myositis - lower leg
  • Myalgia/myositis - multiple
  • Myalgia/myositis - shoulder
  • Myalgia/myositis - upper arm
  • Myalgia/myositis -pelvis/thigh
  • Myofascial pain
  • Pain in buttock
  • Pain in forearm
  • Pain on movement of skeletal muscle
  • Skeletal muscle tender
  • Soreness
  • Tenalgia
  • Tenderness at muscle insertion
  • Viral musculoskeletal infection
  • Viral myalgia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M79.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Compartment syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Contracture deformity (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Creatine phosphokinase test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Electromyography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eyelid twitch (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypotonia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle aches (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle atrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle function loss (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Muscle twitching (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Weakness (Medical Encyclopedia)

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