Jane has created a simple routine you can do every day to ease aching joints – a menopause symptom that surprises many of us! These easy exercises really help with everyday stiffness and pain, and aid ease of movement. Jane sums it up in a nutshell: “Motion is lotion, ladies!”.
Five must-knows about joint pain from Jane
- If you do have a recurring joint problem or pain that will not go away, please see your GP or a specialist such as a physiotherapist or osteopath. Some GP surgeries can refer you onto a specialist.
- Remember that while some GPs might suggest that you treat the symptoms with pain killers, a specialist will look and treat the actual cause of the problem.
- I advise clients who have joint or muscle problems that don’t go away to ask to see a specialist sooner rather than later – this can really help long term, and stops one problem leading to others.
- Please don’t be frightened “try before you buy!” if you seek treatment from a specialist outside the NHS. Ask them how long they have been treating patients and if they understand the menopausal body.
About Jane Dowling
Jane Dowling is a clinical exercise practitioner, health professional and menopause advocate. She combines her experience of menopause and experience as a coach to help women navigate through menopause and to come out the other side using her award-winning blog, Meno&Me. Her qualifications include: PT award YMCA; BACR Phase iv Cardiac; Postural Stability – falls prevention for the elderly; Dr Dawn Skelton Later Life Training; GP referral scheme for Later Life Training. Read Jane’s full biography