General muscular aches and pains are common. They're often caused by the unfamiliar use or overuse of muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia (the soft tissues that connect muscles).
Muscle aches and pains are one of the symptoms of COVID-19. Even if your symptoms are mild, get tested for COVID-19 immediately — use the COVID-19 Symptom and Antiviral Eligibility Checker if you're not sure what to do.
Treatment will depend on the cause and extent of the injury, whether the cause is a general ache or pain from overuse, or a more serious injury.
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Last reviewed: March 2021