Joint damage can cause pain which affects any part of your body, from your hands, wrists and shoulders, through to your knees and ankles. As we get older, painful joints can also become increasingly common and can be a sign of arthritis. However, joint pain can affect people of all ages.
Around 10 million people in the UK have arthritis, so almost 1 in 6 of us.1
Tenderness and stiffness around the joints.
Joint pain is very common; it’s usually caused by an injury, but it could be due to arthritis.
While joint pain and arthritis are very common, it is important not to ignore ongoing symptoms. There are many treatments that can help slow down the development of the condition.
To get short-term relief try the RICE approach. (Rest, Ice, Comfortable Support, Elevation).1
That involves resting the joint to prevent further injury, applying an ice pack for 15 minutes then for comfortable support use a support bandage to hold it in place, which goes up as far as the next joint on each side. Finally, elevate the injury and support it with something soft, like a cushion.
Ask your pharmacist for more advice.