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Back & Leg Pain During (and With) COVID – How to Feel Better and Manage Pain

Back & Leg Pain During (and With) COVID - How to Feel Better and Manage Pain

Back and leg pain. All of us suffer from leg pain or back aches at least once in our adult lives, and many suffer every day. After contracting COVID-19, back and leg pain may worsen.

In addition to COVID mainly being a respiratory infection, Dr. Charu Dutt Arora in the UK Mirror points out that muscle pain and headaches are also unwelcome side effects. Inflammation in the body can be a result of COVID-19.

COVID-19 pain symptoms also align with chronic fatigue syndrome. Even after someone has recovered from having COVID, they can have symptoms that affect the brain, heart, and lungs, says CBS58, like brain fog and severe fatigue.

Sedentary work from home lifestyles plus suffering through COVID creates muscle aches and pains. Thankfully, there is evidence-based COVID pain relief with ReclaimAbility.

If you think you may have a pinched nerve from a sedentary work-from-home lifestyle, remember to get up, get out, and move, safely, while breathing and stretching daily.

The diagnosis, treatment, and management of such pain requires a holistic approach as well as a sympathetic listener, and that is the type of care ReclaimAbility strives for.

If your back or legs hurt from Omicron or any COVID-19 variants, an ultrasound could locate the cause of inflammation, while a guided injection, most likely a steroid, can calm the flare and ease the pain and stress.

Trigger point injections can also help pain in typically tight areas, like the neck, knees, back, or ankles. Getting the injection in the office as well as performing an at-home stretching regime can ease pain and inflammation.

Johns Hopkins recommends that movement can heal the body and restore the mind while soothing emotions, thus beginning recovery and healing during rehabilitation.

Some exercises to help with movement and easing pain include: 

Standing Heels Raise 

  1. You stand on your toes, holding onto a chair for balance, 
  2. Gently raise and lowering yourself, stretching out your ankles, heels, and calves

Standing Push-Ups Against The Wall

  1. Stretch your arms out in front of you
  2. Place your palms on the wall
  3. Gently lean in and push back with your body weight, helping your chest, back, and legs stretch.

Arm Raises 

  1. Raise your arms while breathing deep 
  2. Tilt back your head for an overall stretch. 

Only health professionals such as your primary care provider and/or a ReclaimAbility doctor can diagnose and treat COVID-19 and any symptoms that arise from it. Please call today to see how we can lead you onto a pain-free path to living your best life with ultrasound-guided injections, trigger point injections, medial branch block, and Botox for spastic pain and migraines.

Remember, COVID-19 is not quite gone yet, so please take steps to stay healthy and be safe.