Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Post Covid Pain in COVID-19 Survivors

Authors

  • Tanvi Kelkar Student Intern, Department of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to be” University, Karad, Ind
  • Mandar Malawade Head of Pediatric Department, Department of Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to be” University, Karad, India

Keywords:

covid-19, long covid, pain, musculoskeletal pain, covid-19 survivors

Abstract

Objective: To find the prevalence of musculoskeletal post covid pain in covid-19 survivors. Background: The term long-covid is used when the patients suffer from symptoms even after recovering from covid-19. Pain is a common symptom of covid-19 as well as long- covid. Participants: 150 participants (68 males and 82 females, mean age=37.68±14.28 years) were included in the study. The mean number of days since covid-19 diagnosis was 299.62±63.59 days. Participants with known functional disabilities causing pain were excluded from the study. Procedure: All the individuals who had suffered from covid-19 infection were contacted. They were asked to fill out an online questionnaire and were also asked to mark painful areas on a body diagram. Results: About 20.66% of the participants reported musculoskeletal pain. Most common areas of pain were low back, neck, shoulder, calf and generalized pain. Conclusion: This study indicates that there is a prevalence musculoskeletal post covid pain in covid-19 survivors.

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Published

18-01-2023

How to Cite

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T. Kelkar and M. Malawade, “Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Post Covid Pain in COVID-19 Survivors”, IJRAMT, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 43–44, Jan. 2023.

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