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Diet and Exercise Medicine

We know that contemplating elective orthopaedic surgery can be a worrying time. That’s why we provide care that focuses on you, not just your condition.


Diet is key.

You should ensure you eat a healthy and well-balanced diet, including drinking plenty of water. This will not only help to achieve and maintain a healthy weight but will help ensure that you get adequate nutrition and fluid for your joints. Many people find foods with natural anti-inflammatory properties like ginger and turmeric helpful.

Ask your GP to check your BMI, and suggest effective methods of weight loss and maintenance if necessary.

Exercise to suit your body.

Modify the activities that you perform if you suffer from joint pain. Choose low impact activities such as walking, swimming and cycling, rather than high impact activities such as running which can exacerbate your pain. Exercise can help with;


Physiotherapy is important to maintain joint mobility and muscle strength.

Visit your physiotherapist and request some strengthening and range of motion exercises which are useful tools for managing the symptoms of joint pain. If you don’t have a physiotherapist don’t worry, ask us in clinic and we can put you in touch with one of our physiotherapy partners.


Medication Management .

The best medication for joint pain is Panadol Osteo (or equivalent). It is a relatively safe medication, but always check with your GP before commencing, particularly if you have liver disease.