When it comes to infection, whether it is bacterial, viral or in this case parasitic, the likelihood of aching muscles is a pretty safe bet. However, the cause of the aches and pains are a little bit different when the infection is parasitic in nature.
Parasites are notoriously known for migrating to the encyst, which means that they become enclosed in a sac, in joint fluid, while worms can do the same in muscles. Once this occurs the pain becomes almost instantly unbearable and many people often attribute it to a severe case of arthritis. Joint and muscles pain can also be the result of tissue damage caused by the parasite or the body ongoing effort to respond and ward off their presence.
Now imagine, that you were bitten by a tsetse fly some months back and had no idea. However, that didn’t stop the parasites from invading your body and setting up shop throughout your insides. And then suddenly, out of the blue, you find yourself in great pain performing even the simplest tasks that yesterday gave you no troubles. Few things can be scarier than an enemy inside of ourselves that we are unaware of until it is too late.