An elderly client has severe back and hip pain as she recovers from her second bout with COVID. Her doctor gave her a steroid shot, but her MT wonders if the pain is a post-viral form of myalgia. Join us in this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” as we look at some research about post-COVID musculoskeletal pain and the many mechanisms involved (and host Ruth Werner throws a short tantrum about a narrowly focused study that misses some important factors).
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Alnamlah, O.S. and Almarwani, M.M. (2023) ‘Musculoskeletal pain post-COVID-19 in patients undergoing physical therapy in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study’, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 24, p. 507. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-023-06647-9.
Cevei, M. et al. (2022) ‘Rehabilitation of Post-COVID-19 Musculoskeletal Sequelae in Geriatric Patients: A Case Series Study’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(22), p. 15350. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192215350.
Khoja, O. et al. (2022) ‘Clinical Characteristics and Mechanisms of Musculoskeletal Pain in Long COVID’, Journal of Pain Research, 15, pp. 1729–1748. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S365026.
Tiwari, V. and Bergman, M.J. (2023) ‘Viral Arthritis’, in StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531507/ (Accessed: 18 September 2023).
My articles on COVID and massage:
Massage & Bodywork - JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2022 (no date). Available at: https://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1439667-january-february-2022/36? (Accessed: 20 September 2023).
Massage & Bodywork - SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2020 (no date). Available at: https://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1276187-september-october-2020/46? (Accessed: 20 September 2023).