What can help?

The Guardian - Weekend - - Body & Mind The balance -

1. Stay­ing ac­tive

Gen­tle, low im­pact and reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, like swim­ming, builds the mus­cles that sup­port the joints, which can help keep pain at bay.

2. Eat right

Eat­ing fruit and veg­eta­bles and keep­ing to a healthy weight will re­duce the strain on your joints.

3. Topi­cal treat­ments*

NSAID gels (non-steroidal anti-in­flam­ma­tory drug) ap­plied di­rectly to your joints can help ease pain and re­duce swelling.

4. Com­bi­na­tion ther­apy*

Try a com­bined ap­proach us­ing phar­macy-strength med­i­ca­tion, with drug-free reme­dies like a TENS ma­chine for bet­ter re­sults. Speak to your Phar­ma­cist for ad­vice.

5. Start a pain di­ary

To help iden­tify your trig­gers you can use a pain di­ary to record your symp­toms. Pick up a FREE pain di­ary at your lo­cal Lloyd­sPhar­macy and dis­cuss with your Phar­ma­cist. *Sub­ject to suit­abil­ity

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