Healing COVID-19 Even Complains of Joint and Muscle Pain, Here’s How to Handle it

Tuesday, 03 August 2021 – 16:27 WIB

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jpnn.com, JAKARTA – Rheumatologist from India Dr Parikshit Sagdeo said that there were a number of people who recovered from COVID-19, complaining of joint or muscle pain that lasted for more than a month.

According to him, it happens because of changes in the immune system.

“In COVID-19 patients, most drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis are used, so many people, including clinicians, assume that patients who recover from COVID-19 are safe from arthritis.”

“However, we see a lot of patients starting to develop arthritis during the post-COVID-19 phase,” he said
Dr Parikshit was quoted as saying by the Times of India, Tuesday (3/8).

He said the condition can even occur when there is no infection in the body.

So, the cause is not due to COVID-19 drugs, but changes in the immune system due to the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

If you experience knee or joint pain for more than four weeks after recovery, you should consult a doctor for further treatment.

Consultant rheumatology from India, Dr. Saurabh Chahande said the SARS-CoV-2 virus causes rheumatic disorders in many patients.

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