Arthralgia is one of the symptoms seen in patients with COVID-19. The aim is to study the development of joint pains in patients post COVID-19 infection.
Methods: 34 RTPCR-positive patients for COVID-19 infection were included in the study from flu OPD and COVID ward. At 4 months follow-up, they were evaluated using a questionnaire. Results: Mean age was 31.65 years, in which 33% were males. Arthralgia was seen in 12 /34. Arthralgia was mild to moderate in 8 /12 participants. 2/ 12 patipatients with arthralgia for more than three weeks but less than 3 months. 2/12 patients developed arthralgia for more than three months. 3 out of 12 patients developed polyarthralgia.
Conclusion: COVID infection predisposes many patients to develop arthralgia of a severity ranging from mild to severe grade.