Managing joint pain
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Slowing weight gain to reduce joint pain
Being overweight is bad for the joints. It is really hard to lose weight even though many women with joint pain are advised to lose weight. Most adults gain about half a kilogram per year which adds up over the years. The good news is that slowing this weight gain can reduce joint pain and has other health benefits.
Maintaining weight for joint health
Many adults gain about half a kilogram of weight every year. This weight adds up over time and increases joint pain. Slowing this weight gain will reduce pain. This video will show you some simple tricks and strategies in life that you can use to help you avoid putting on weight.
Avoiding unnecessary imaging for back and joint pain
Women who experience back and joint pain may believe they need imaging of the joints such as x-ray or MRI to investigate and diagnose their pain. In most women with back or joint pain this is not recommended as it does not help joint pain or back pain to improve faster. There can be disadvantages with unnecessary imaging as it can add extra costs, worry, and may add delays to getting the most appropriate treatment.
Avoiding opioids for back and joint pain
Many women experience back and joint pain. In most women this pain comes and goes. When the pain is severe, you may be given strong opioid medication for pain relief. These strong medicines are not recommended for most people. The good news is that there are many other better ways to deal with your back and joint pain without using opioids.
We thank all collaborators that contributed to the development, production, translation, promotion and dissemination of these videos.
Media production company: Punchy Media
Research translation and dissemination partner: Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
Funding partners: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Diseases: Prevention and Detection
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