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A 21-year-old female asked:

Because i had covid, i didnt move around much. i laid in bed and then once i got better i went to a walk or two. i dont get more than 700 steps a day. my legs feel weak/sore and start shaking after walking for a while. is that normal with inactivi?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
That is quite normal after inactivity lasting more than a week or so. Muscle strength doesn't take long to decondition from lack of use.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It may be due to inactivity or due to lingering effects of Covid. Visit this site for info and talk to your doctor: Long term effects of Covid-19 https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavirus-long-term-effects/art-20490351#:~:text=COVID%2D19%20symptoms%20can,within%20a%20few%20weeks Wish you good health!
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
This is normal ,since i had COVID and it took two months for me to walk about 1/2 mile or more. I was tired in the beginning after walking the length of my walkway and then my driveway. Each day try to walk a little further.
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Last updated Jan 6, 2022

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