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5 exercises to relieve muscle pain due to Covid sequelae – VnExpress


Standing with your hands over your head, leaning forward or sitting on a chair bent forward helps to relax and relieve muscle pain after Covid-19 treatment.

Muscle pain, joint pain is one of the common symptoms in post-Covid patients. According to experts from the Department of Rehabilitation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, gentle stretching exercises will help reduce pain and stiffness caused by post-Covid-19 sequelae. Hold each movement for 20-25 seconds.

Movement 1

Raise your right arm above your head and then lean slightly to the left. With this exercise you will feel a stretch along the right side of your body. Repeat on the opposite side.

Movement 2

Bring your arms forward and keep them straight. Bring it across your body, pressing your chest with your other hand to feel the stretch around your shoulders. Repeat on the opposite side.

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Movement 3

Sit on the edge of a chair, keeping your back and legs straight, heels touching the ground. Place your hand on the other thigh, bending slightly forward until you feel the back of the leg stretch. Repeat on opposite side.

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Movement 4

Stand against a wall or solid object as a fulcrum. Stand up straight, step one foot back, bend your knee, keep your back leg straight, heel touching the ground. You should feel a stretch on the back of your lower leg. Repeat on the opposite side.

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Movement 5

Stand with your back straight, holding on to something sturdy for support. Bring one leg back, holding the ankle or instep with your hand. Keeping your knees close together, your feet touch your buttocks until you feel a stretch in the front of your thighs. Repeat on opposite side.

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