Aches & Pains

Aches and pains are very common during the menopause.  Some alternative therapies and supplements can really help relieve these pains.

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Aches & Pains in Menopause

Joint pain can be one of the first symptoms a woman can experience with the peri-menopause, so often it is not associated as a menopausal symptom. This can also be a reason that joint pain is misdiagnosed as simply getting old or even arthritis.  Getting old is true to a certain degree, as the cartilage that attaches to the end of your bone can get worn, however the lack of oestrogen effects the ligaments around the joint.

Joint pain during the menopause is extremely common and can be very debilitating as it reduces mobility and flexibility.  However, there are things you can do to help overcome it.

Thing to do to help joint pain

1. Exercise for joint pain

One thing you must do is keep moving! It maybe that if you have knee pain you don’t want to run or bike, but other forms of exercise such as swimming can be very beneficial as it is non-weight bearing.

Our Fitness Guru, Katie Morris has a wrist mobility exercise routine that can help with wrist joint pain.

2.Hot and cold treatment for joint pain

If you are finding that one particular joint is causing you excessive pain a cold/ice pack treatment can help reduce swelling.

Fourfive CBD Thermal Joint Gel is a natural product that can help alleviate joint pain.  The gel contains menthol, which will help cool the joint and arnica which support healthy joints.  The cool/warm contrast of the gel really helps to soothe and alleviate the discomfort of joint pain.

3. Collagen for joint pain

Recent research has shown that collagen contributes to healthy joints.  During the menopause you can lose up to 30% of your bodies collagen in the first 5 years, then 2% every year after. Therefore it is worth thinking about taking a collagen supplement to support healthy joints. Golden Greens Collagen Complex is a formula you add to water or juice and has a high strength dose.

4.Supplements to help joint pain

Curcumin, found in turmeric, has the ability to reduce inflammation in the body.  It also helps with stiffness, reduces pain and maintain healthy joints by keeping them flexible. Ginger is also known to help stiffness, especially in the mornings, so Nutri Advanced Curcudyn is the perfect supplement, containing the equivalent to 14,000mg of turmeric.  Alternatively you may wish to increase your curcumin intake by drinking a Turmeric tea.

Magnesium is shown to fight inflammation. Magnesium can be found in foods including green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains, however it can sometimes be difficult to reach the recommended daily amount of 310mg – 420mg.  A  supplement may therefore be needed.  Nutri Advanced MegaMag Muscleze supports the muscle function and is also good for recovering if you exercise regularly.

If you feel your joint pain is excessive and stopping you performing your daily activities it is definitely worth visiting your GP to discuss if there is anything that may need to be treated.

Further Information

The below guide ‘Can Menopause cause joint pain’ provides further in-depth information and advice that you may be interested in reading.