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Joint pain and muscle aches

Menopause symptoms and treatments.

Joint pain and muscle aches

It is really common to have stiff and achy joints in perimenopause and menopause. This is partly due to reduced oestrogen levels that can lead to inflammation and a lack of lubrication in the joints. Pain can be exacerbated by periods of inactivity, a lack of regular exercise and weight gain. You might also get increased muscle tension, particularly in the neck, shoulders or back. 

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Ways to help joint pain

  • Anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen, or naproxen can help
  • You may find relief from creams or gels that contain analgesic or anti-inflammatory properties
  • Low impact exercise like swimming or cycling
  • Hot and cold therapy

Ways to help muscle tightness

  • Stretching
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Massage
  • Heat therapy
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques