Common types of pain
Pain, inflammation or stiffness in the joints may affect people’s ability to move freely and perform simple daily tasks, and can reduce self-esteem and limit ambitions.1,2
Together with education, a range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques is available to help manage pain and flare-ups3–5 and help keep patients moving.
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Muscle pain such as those that occur after a strain or sprains is particularly common in individuals aged 18–34 years,6 and sprains and strains are more common among those who play sport.7
These soft-tissue injuries are a frequent cause of pain, but can be managed with a variety of physiotherapeutic and pharmaceutical interventions7 helping patients to get back to enjoying their life.
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Back pain is a symptom that affect most people at some point in their lives. Lower back pain is a particularly common problem, causing significant negative impact on a person's life, activity and happiness.8,9
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