COVER Spe­cial: your health ques­tions an­swered

We’ve top med­i­cal asked ex­perts the UK’s to an­swer some of your more com­mon health ques­tions and ad­vise on how we can help our­selves

YOURS (UK) - - Inside - By Re­becca Speech­ley

What’s the best way to tackle joint pain?

“Reg­u­lar, gen­tle ex­er­cise such as walk­ing, swim­ming and yoga can help to keep your joints and the sup­port­ing mus­cles and lig­a­ments strong and sup­ple which in turn could help to ease joint pain,” says con­sul­tant rheuma­tol­o­gist Dr Rod Hughes.

“It’s im­por­tant not to overdo ex­er­cise, but gen­tle ac­tiv­i­ties are re­ally ben­e­fi­cial.

“Tak­ing painkillers such as parac­eta­mol can have side-ef­fects, so look into al­ter­na­tive op­tions for man­ag­ing pain. Re­search has shown that galac­tolipid GOPO®, which is de­rived from rose­hips, could help to re­duce arthri­tis joint pain sig­nif­i­cantly and could even help re­duce con­sump­tion of parac­eta­mol by 40 per cent. GOPO® has anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties which have a pro­tec­tive ef­fect on car­ti­lage, po­ten­tially even help­ing car­ti­lage and joint tis­sues to re­gen­er­ate.”Try GOPO® Joint Health (£18.99/120 cap­sules) avail­able from health stores.

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