Dose of covid vaccine is being prepared in Colombia
At the end of 2022, it will be two years since the first dose of Covid vaccines was given in Spain. With the vaccination process in the fourth dose, more and more studies are being done on the side effects caused by the coronavirus vaccines.
One of the most common adverse events that the Pfizzer and Moderna mRNA vaccines have spared us is arthralgia. This is a recurring side effect with the first cases being known during the summer of 2021, but they are not serious episodes.
Arthralgia: Symptoms and How to Treat It
Arthralgia is the technical term for joint pain that may be accompanied by swelling and redness of the skin. Causes: From trauma to other diseases such as measles or the common flu.
After several episodes, the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) has included arthralgia in the list of side effects that can develop after receiving a dose of the Covid vaccine. General disorders such as fever or pain at the point where the vaccine was received are most commonly reported, followed by headache, dizziness, and finally muscle and joint pain.
The following are some of the symptoms present in people with arthralgia:
Increased temperature in the area.
Redness in the area of pain.
Pain while doing physical activity.
Arthralgia is usually controlled with analgesics, corticosteroids, or antibiotics, although therapeutic massage or physical activity in affected areas may also be recommended.