See a doctor

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.

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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.

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.