Coronavirus: Muscle or back pain can be a less common symptom of COVID-19, heres how? – Times of India

Last Updated on November 16, 2020 by

Myalgia or muscle pain is a condition, whereby a patient may feel pain and aches in ligaments, tendons and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones and organs. According to a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO), 55,924 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China, found that 14.8 percent of patients reported myalgia or arthralgia (joint pain). Although the percentage of people battling with other common symptoms is much higher, muscle pain has been identified as a more likely symptom of COVID-19 than sore throat, headache and chills.

In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, myalgia was identified as a common symptom in patients with viral infections such as COVID-19 and influenza.

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