The on-going coronavirus pandemic has not just affected people that have caught COVID-19, it has had a huge knock-on effect for patients right across the health board. Anyone relying on continuous treatment will have been concerned at the beginning and witnessed first-hand throughout, the disruption caused by the global pandemic. What impact have these unprecedented times had on those suffering from joint pain?
Not knowing whether you are coming or going during the lockdown periods has been difficult for everyone but especially for joint-pain sufferers. There are some of course who are perfectly happy doing nothing and being confined to the house but many active people have struggled with the mental effects. Joint-pain patients of course have felt the physical repercussions of lockdown with restrictions further limiting their movement.
Therapy and pain-relief for joint issues often revolve around accessing different services whether it be attending a gym or visiting a physiotherapist. The consequences of having these and others such as swimming pools and spa facilities with muscle-relaxant and massage treatments can be catastrophic. The physical limitations with so many facilities closed or temporarily shut can really set joint-pain into motion and patients can endure significant setbacks in their respective recoveries.
In addition to the physical closure of sites, those who had joint-pain treatments at home have lost out as their therapists have been stopped from attending client’s homes. Changes to routine and schedules don’t just increase the likelihood of treatment mismanagement but have severe mental health implications too. Those using MMJ treatment for their symptoms will have been reaching desperately for their CBD dosage calculator during this difficult period.
Access To Medical Advice
Traditional means of contacting your physician, gaining medical advice, and of course the supply of medicines have been altered no end by the pandemic. The medical and health provisions we have all become so reliant upon and almost take for granted have undergone a massive upheaval in recent months and it is a testament to the fortitude and professionalism of those in charge that service has remained throughout. The introduction of virtual appointments and video consultation has been a huge component in patients receiving prescriptions vital to their recovery. This includes joint-pain sufferers.
Ways To Cope With Joint Pain Mid-Pandemic
- Keep Up-to-date – Try to find a healthy balance between reading what to need to and attempting to absorb every single update or news release. The key is to remain well-informed and not overwhelmed.
- Look After Number One – We aren’t saying no to do your grandmother’s shopping for her, that is commendable but keep an eye on yourself too. If you don’t take care of your own well-being then you will be no good to anyone else and those that depend on you won’t be able to rely on you.
- Remain As Active As Possible – Simply doing a few laps of the garden or some repetitions up and down the stairs is better for your physical health than staying idle. Joint sufferers will be tight and aching unless they stay mobile where possible.
- Diet – It is more important than ever to eat well when in lockdown at home to prevent further illness