Rheumatic / Joint Pain
Joint pain is a broad term that covers multiple conditions with differing causes, but is usually as a result of injury or arthritis. Overall, it is a common experience, especially as we get older. Pain can be experienced in one joint or multiple, including in your hand, shoulder, knee, elbow, hip or wrist joints.
If the joint pain becomes progressively worse and it affects your ability and daily routine you should seek advice from your GP and/ or specialist. In addition if the joint pain is related to trauma/ injury and/or you have severe swelling, redness & tenderness to touch around the joint.
Your symptoms get worse all of a sudden
Your temperature is higher than normal (37.4°C)
You develop shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
You have a chronic lung disease & the cold/flu/covid is not improving
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose or prescribe. In all health matters for further information or medical advice, please speak to your GP or a Pharmacist.