What Is Chronic Upper Body Joint and Muscle Pain?

With more than 350 joints in the human body, it’s safe to say that all of us will suffer from varying levels of pain at some point.

Chronic upper body joint and muscle pain can be debilitating and can take a toll on day-to-day living.

Simple tasks — such as picking up a fork or getting a glass from the top shelf of your kitchen cabinet — can be a challenge.

Types of upper body joint and muscle pain

At UPMC Orthopaedic Care, we diagnose and treat:

  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Hand pain
  • Wrist pain

Chronic upper body pain causes and risk factors

Many factors can cause pain to the joints and muscles in your upper body, including:

  • Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Over-activity
  • Disease

While some discomfort is short-lived and resolves over time, pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong and needs attention.

If you’re dealing with chronic issues, it’s a wise choice to meet with an orthopaedic doctor and discuss your upper body joint pain symptoms.

Make an appointment for upper body joint and muscle pain

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source :https://www.upmc.com/services/orthopaedics/conditions-treatments/upper-body-pain