Long Covid and muscle activity

Although post-Covid research is ongoing and changing daily, some recent studies show that there is a potential 7-12 month period after first contracting Covid where fatigue is a primary symptom. Inactivity due to fatigue may contribute to other physical problems.

From an orthopedic view, one of the primary factors that contributes to “overuse” syndrome is a sudden transition to exercise after a long period of inactivity. This can manifest as new symptoms during standing, walking or engaging in athletic activity. Common “overuse” symptoms can include knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain. Sometimes old symptoms will re-emerge.

With that said, is is important to gradually return to physical activity after you’ve had Covid. For specifics as to how gradual, consult your physical therapist or physician.

Research is ongoing, so this post will be updated as new information becomes available.

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