Common types of pain

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Joint pain and osteoarthritis

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.

Explore how to manage joint pain and osteoarthritis.

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Sprains and strains

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.

Explore how to manage sprains and strains.

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Back pain

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

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

Explore how to manage back pain.

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Fever is a common sign and symptom observed in a variety of clinical settings.12 Discover more about fever in adults and children including how to assess fever, “red flag” symptoms and its management.

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Headaches and migraines

Headache disorders, characterised by recurrent episode of headaches, are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and, can be painful and disabling to sufferers.13 Find out more about tension-type headaches and migraines, “red flag” symptoms and how to manage them.

Educational resources

Continuing Professional Development

Here you will find a collection of educational resources to help you further develop your skills and knowledge in the area of pain relief and receive points from an accredited Continuing Professional Development source.

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