Joint Pain

Joint pain affects more than half of all women in menopause. There are a variety of ways to get relief from menopausal joint pain.

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A woman is shopping for plants at a store, free from her joint pain in menopause
Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
34%
experience joint pain in menopause
81%
said that the joint pain negatively affects their quality of life in a significant way
mid 40s-60s
average age that women experience joint pain

There is no defined cause-and-effect of menopause being linked joint pain, however there is plenty of evidence there is one. Because estrogen is a natural anti-inflammatory, one possibility is that when it dips and ebbs, inflammation can occur more easily. Estrogen also helps to regulate fluids throughout the body and may result in tissue of your joints becoming less elastic.

Beyond hormone fluctuations, other contributors to joint pain may include weight gain, a more sedentary lifestyle, dehydration, a poor diet, smoking and stress. These can all trigger or worsen joint pain.  

How we treat joint pain in menopause

Meet your menopause-trained provider from the comfort of home.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. That's why we start with an initial 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine platform. We'll review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (inflammation, stress, anxiety).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.

The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on your whole health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

We will assess your nutritional needs to provide recommendations for a balanced diet and review daily movement practices to keep joints lubricated to minimize stiffness and pain. Our practitioners may also leverage cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and relaxation techniques to support joint pain symptoms related to stress.

Medical Interventions

Based on your health history and what you are experiencing, we’ll review therapies and medications that can help improve your menopause symptoms. Our doctors may suggest further testing options to rule out other issues that could be contributing to joint pain.

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments unique to your individual needs.

This is the second time I’ve met with her, and I cannot say enough. She is kind, light-hearted, and compassionate. She is always friendly and wants to ensure that we are using our time together to its fullest extent. I love that! Through Erin, I definitely feel supported in my menopause journey!
I’ve been working with Stasi for a while now.  She has been wonderful.  I’m slowly losing weight, gaining muscle all while going through menopause.
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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.