JOINT PAINS AND ACHES

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Joint pain can have a variety of causes, from over-exertion to simply getting older.

As such, a consultation with a GP is usually necessary to discover the root cause of your aches and pains.

Our doctors can discuss your symptoms - as well as your lifestyle and medical history - and get to the bottom of what might be causing your aches and pains.

Many cases of joint pain can be cured by rest or medication, while others may require a change in your routines to prevent the problem from cropping up again.

 

Arthritis
Swelling around your joints that makes it painful to move.
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Back Pain
Back pain affects millions of people every year.
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Gout
Pain and swelling caused by a build-up of uric acid.
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Hip Pain
Can have many causes, from arthritis to a broken bone.
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Knee Pain
Pain, soreness or difficulty moving your knee.
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Shoulder Pain
From broken bones to tissue damage, there are a number of possible causes.
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Joint Pain
General joint pain can affect anyone, at any age.
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Prolapsed Disc
A slipped disc can cause pain anywhere along your spine.
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Fibromyalgia
Chronic pain that disrupts your normal routine.
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Sports Injuries
Swelling, pain or stiffness before or after playing sport.
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Musculoskeletal Disorders
Any pain affecting your muscles, joints, tissue and tendons.
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Wrist Pain
Pain with your wrist from heavy lifting to typing.
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What will the doctor ask about my pain?

Your doctor will likely need to ask a number of questions to determine the reason for your joint pain. For example, certain conditions are more likely to occur in people who:

  • Have a job that requires frequent physical exertion
  • Spend their working day sitting in one position
  • Play sport frequently
  • Are suffering from a repetitive strain injury
  • Are overweight
  • Have an unhealthy diet
  • Smoke regularly

Of course, you might also be suffering from aches and pains due to a one-off incident, such as a strain or sprain.

Honest answers get the best treatment

It’s important that you answer any questions honestly in order for our doctors to prescribe the best possible treatment. Where appropriate, they can write you a prescription for medication that’ll help with your condition, which you’ll be able to pick up from a pharmacy of your choice.

If your joint problem will affect your ability to carry out your job, our GPs can write you a sick note that you can give to your employer while you rest at home, or a note that confirms you’ll need to amend your responsibilities while the injury heals.