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May 10, 2021 4 min read

How to deal with post covid joint pain

Ever heard of something called the ‘Sitting disease’?

This might seem innocuous at first. After all, what’s the worst that a simple act of sitting may cause?

But if you think about all the chronic diseases, organ and spine damage, muscle degeneration and leg disorders prolonged sitting may lead to, the term suddenly feels intimidating. 

Sitting disease is real and characterised by the negative effects of an overly-sedentary lifestyle-one that we’ve become accustomed to during the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns.

Lockdowns and other covid restrictions meant that not only were we working from home but also shopping, socialising and even exercising from home. 

Which implied that a vast majority wasn’t as physically active and fit as they were in a pre-pandemic world. 

The health repercussions of this reduced physical activity were soon to follow. Including sore and painful joints, amongst other things.


How did you get those ‘lockdown joints’?

Like some other things in our lives, our joints didn’t fare well in the pandemic and lockdowns.

Not only were they adversely affected by the lack of exercise and physical activity as we cooped up inside our homes, COVID-19 itself has shown to have a negative impact on our joint health.

According to Science Daily,

“Muscle soreness and achy joints are common symptoms among COVID-19 patients. But for some people, symptoms are more severe, long-lasting and even bizarre, including rheumatoid arthritis flares, autoimmune myositis or "COVID toes."

Viral infections such as COVID-19 are known to cause inflammatory joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The resulting pain and inflammation can be felt in the knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists and hips and may be worse for people who already suffer from joint pains.


How to deal with worsening joint pains

Manage your inflammation

Inflammation is a major cause of joint pain and deteriorating joint health. 

Whether you suffer from inflammation as a result of being affected by COVID-19, or struggle with inflammation generally, there are a few things you can do to manage it effectively.

Avoid foods that trigger inflammation such as refined carbohydrates, fried foods and red meat.

Try to add anti-inflammatory drinks such as parsley+ginger green juice and lemon+turmeric tonic in your diet. 

Use ice packs to numb the pain and compress the site of the pain to reduce swelling.

Include spices and herbs such as garlic, turmeric, rosemary and cinnamon in your daily cuisines to combat inflammation.


Modify your lifestyle

While it’s important to stay active and do light exercises to relieve or avoid joint pain, it’s equally necessary that you stay away from activities that trigger joint discomfort in the first place.

Things such as weather, stress, weight gain and some physical activities may cause joint flare-ups that can be hard to deal with.

Try to maintain a healthy weight, avoid high-impact exercises and keep yourself physically active in moderation to manage those aching joints.


Consult your physician

A little joint discomfort here and there rarely rings an alarm bell for most people.

But if you experience joint symptoms that last for more than three days or are dealing with several pain episodes within a month, then it’s time to see your doctor.

Start with your primary care practitioner and then assess the need to see a specialist such as a rheumatologist who is an expert at treating diseases involving muscles, joints and bones.


Focus on supplementation

Turmeric supplements such as Sash Vitality’s Organic Turmeric Capsules are great for fighting inflammation and thereby help relieve joint pain caused by inflammation.

The active compound in turmeric, called Curcumin, has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

But that’s not all.

Expertly formulated turmeric supplements such as Sash Vitality’s Organic Turmeric Capsules also contain organic black pepper to help with the absorption of Curcumin and other Curcuminoid nutrients found in turmeric. Without it your body struggles to absorb the full effects of the turmeric Curcumin.

Besides, these turmeric supplements are an extremely convenient way to consume enough turmeric for the Curcumin to take its effect. Without having to deal with issues such as staining (turmeric can stain almost anything instantly!)

Here’s what some of our customers have to say about Sash Vitality’s Organic Turmeric Capsules;


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“This is such a brilliant supplement for anyone who needs to reduce inflammation. I have been taking it for six weeks now and I can’t believe how well it reduces joint pain, swelling and inflammation. I’m on a second bottle now!”


-A David 

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“They're fine - seem to keep my arthritis in check and I've been able to stop taking PPIs and high strength anti-inflammatories from GP”


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“Good product been taking these for six months now, excellent for well being joints, anti inflammatory and much more, will always take these”


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