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long COVID - muscle pain

New symptom report

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Conditions
long COVID
Symptoms

muscle pain

(myalgia)

Muscle pain, or myalgia, is a sign of an injury, infection, disease or other health problem. You may feel a deep, steady ache or random sharp pains. Some people have muscle pain all over, while others have it in specific areas. Everyone experiences muscle pain differently.

Prevalence

37%

Relatively common

According to 30 peer-reviewed studies, approximately 37% of people diagnosed with long COVID have reported muscle pain.

30 studies
83k participants

Peer-reviewed studies

60%
Feldman 2022Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique
Long COVID symptoms in a population-based sample of persons discharged home from hospital.
D
cross-sectional
398
25%
Aiyegbusi 2021J R Soc Med
Symptoms, complications and management of long COVID: a review
C
systematic review
5.5k
27

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Symptom Reports

3.3
12 people say this symptom is severe