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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 281540, 2 pages
Case Report

Low-Intensity Repetitive Exercise Induced Rhabdomyolysis

1Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030, USA
2Baylor College of Medicine, Section of Emergency Medicine, Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART), 1504 Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Received 1 September 2015; Accepted 11 November 2015

Academic Editor: Aristomenis K. Exadaktylos

Copyright © 2015 Mina Tran et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rhabdomyolysis is a rare condition caused by the proteins of damaged muscle cells entering the bloodstream and damaging the kidneys. Common symptoms of rhabdomyolysis are muscle pain and fatigue in conjunction with dark urine; kidney damage is a common symptom among these patients. We present a case of a 23-year-old woman who displayed myalgia in the upper extremities caused by low-intensity and high-repetition exercise. She was successfully diagnosed and treated for exertional rhabdomyolysis. This patient had no significant medical history that would induce this condition. We urge the emergency medical community to observe and monitor patients that complain of myalgia to ensure they are not suffering from rhabdomyolysis even in atypical cases.