Menopause is the time when females stop having periods permanently. While it may seem like a treat that you no longer need to have periods every month, it brings several problems too. A private ovarian ultrasound is done to figure out menopause. The falling hormone levels result in various symptoms, such as joint pain, stiffness, and arthritis. Oestrogen is the hormone responsible for this problem, as it helps with keeping the joint healthy and lubricated. With menopause, its levels start decreasing, and thus the bone issues start. These joint pains and stiffness can be treated in a number of ways, from lifestyle changes to specialist treatment.
Losing the weight
If you are obese or overweight, you are more likely to develop joint issues with menopause. More weight means more stress on the joints. It is advisable to shed some extra pounds to treat chronic joint pain. You can consult a nutritionist to guide you about healthy weight loss. Crash dieting to lose weight is not good for health. You can start with light exercise and then increase it gradually. As your body becomes lighter, your joint pain will start to reduce at a significant rate.
Reducing the stress level
Higher levels of stress are directly proportional to joint stiffness. Your pain can become worse with the increasing stress level. If you have anxiety or depression, you will note your joints are getting stiff. It is a natural phenomenon, and you can avoid it by making yourself stress-free and relaxed.
Physicians also recommend pain therapy through injections if the pain is unbearable. Sometimes, the pain is so extreme that it is not manageable through natural procedures. In that case, injection therapy is done.
● Shoulder Hydrodilatation: A scar tissue in your shoulder can cause a frozen shoulder. It makes it difficult for you to move your shoulder. A shoulder Hydrodilatation is a treatment to remove the stiffness and pain from the shoulder joint. After this, your shoulder becomes relaxed and easier to move.
● Steroid/ Cortisone Injections: Cortisone injections are injections administered to localised body parts with ultrasound guidance. The knee, Elbow, ankle, shoulder, hip, wrist, or any other smaller joint can be treated this way.
● Hyaluronic Acid – Ostenil Plus: Ostenil plus injections allow hyaluronic acid to move to the joints and reduce stiffness. Knee and other synovial joints are easily treatable through this treatment.
● Shoulder Barbotage: Calcium buildup in the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder can cause stiffness and pain. Shoulder Barbotage is an ultrasound-guided procedure to remove the calcium buildup and ease the pain.
When to see a doctor?
Most women ignore joint pains and try to treat them at home. It is not appreciable at all. It’s better to see a doctor to get the treatment at the correct time. Some symptoms which call for an urgent visit to the doctor are;
● A red, hot, and painful joint.
● A high or low temperature and faster heart rate due to unbearable pain.
● Sweating at night with pain
● Early morning stiffness in the joints
● Difficulty sleeping due to joints pain
● Tiredness and fatigue
● Joints deformation
If you have any of these symptoms, you should immediately book an appointment with an experienced doctor. Ovaries, uterus, and pelvic ultrasound services are carried out to rule out the cause, and then treatment is given accordingly.
Menopause is natural, and every woman has to go through it. It is better if you go through this time without any pain and discomfort. The joint pain you thought would be with you forever is treatable with expert doctors. You can contact Acorn Private Clinic for your joint pain issues. We offer consultancy for pain therapy of joint pains.