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Covid Complications Specialist

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine -  - Interventional Pain Management

OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL

Most people with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) recover from their illness within a few weeks. However, some people with COVID-19 develop long-term health issues. At OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine in Sarasota and Venice, Florida, William J Cole Jr., DO, Sandeep Kola, DO, and the team specialize in identifying and treating COVID complications. For help managing your COVID complications, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

Covid Complications Q & A

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This highly contagious virus affects the respiratory system, causing symptoms such as:

  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Loss of taste or smell


Most people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms that resolve within a few weeks of at-home care. Some people with COVID-19 may develop life-threatening symptoms that require hospitalization.

Though the severity of symptoms may vary, some people with COVID-19, even those with a mild case, may continue to feel sick long after their initial recovery.

What are COVID-19 complications?

COVID-19 complications refer to the long-term health issues that occur following a COVID-19 initial infection. These complications include lingering symptoms that affect the quality of life, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Ongoing cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty engaging in physical activities


Though primarily a respiratory illness, COVID-19 may damage other organs like the heart or brain. COVID-19 may also scar the lungs, causing long-term breathing problems.

If you suffer from any of these COVID-19 complications, schedule an appointment at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine. The team specializes in identifying and treating chronic post-COVID complications.  

How are COVID complications diagnosed?

The OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine team thoroughly reviews your medical records and conducts diagnostic testing to diagnose your COVID-19 complications. Understanding the root cause of your symptoms helps them develop the most effective treatment plan. 

How are COVID complications treated?

The team at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine customizes your COVID-19 complications treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and affected body parts. 

They use a combination of conservative, interventional, and regenerative medicine treatments to help restore body function and health. They aim to provide your body with the tools it needs to heal and restore your body’s functional capacity.

COVID-19 is a serious disease that’s affected the entire country. If you have lingering symptoms from your COVID-19 infection, schedule a consultation at OrthoMed Pain & Sports Medicine by calling the office or booking an appointment online today. 

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