Helping Patients to manage their joint pain

A patient’s lifestyle plays a big part in how well their joint repair after a flare-up. There are a number of lifestyle changes that can help support and strengthen joints, aiding recovery from flaring joint pain. These lifestyle changes range from exercise plans to improving sleep patterns and dietary changes.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen Exercise

From running and swimming to a gentle walk in the park keeping active will increase strength and flexibility.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen Physio

See a physio who will work with you to manage your pain, decrease stiffness and improve muscle strength.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen  Weight loss

Losing excess weight will help reduce the pressure on your joints, particularly in hips, knees and feet.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen  Balanced diet

Enjoy a Mediterranean-style diet with fruit and veg, oily fish, nuts, seeds, olive oil. Avoid processed foods loaded with sugar and unhealthy fats,which are linked with inflammation. Limit alcohol consumption.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen Correct posture

Muscle and ligament imbalances resulting from poor posture can cause joint pain. Be aware of the position you sit or stand in and take regular breaks to loosen up.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen  Pace yourself

It’s important to listen to your own body. Pushing yourself to complete a task can lead to increased pain and inflammation, which can also cause reduced muscle stamina.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen  Yoga

As well as being great for the mind, the movements in yoga allow inflamed and painful joints to glide easily over one another, increasing movement and strength will help to reduce joint pain.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen  Improve sleep

A lack of sleep can increase your sensitivity to pain. Improve the duration of your sleep by finding the position that provides most relief. A warm bath before bed can help relax the joints and muscles.

Flarin | Lipid Ibuprofen Stretching

Keeping muscles engaged through a morning or evening stretch is important to improve your range of motion.

If you’re looking for further information on managing joint pain and arthritis, the following resources may be of use:

  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/joint-pain/
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/
  • https://www.versusarthritis.org/

Advice from a healthcare professional

The experts in these videos do not directly endorse the use of Flarin or any other medicines.

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. Adverse events should also be reported to infirst Medical Information via email [email protected] or Tel: +44 (0)808 281 0143