Common types of pain

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Joint 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 options are available to help manage pain and flare-ups3–5 and help keep patients moving.

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Sprains and strains

Muscle pain such as that which occurs after a strain or sprains is particularly common in individuals aged 18–34 years6 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

Back pain is a symptom that affects 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

The underlying causes of back pain can be difficult to uncover, but effective symptomatic relief is available to help patients manage their pain.10,11

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