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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.

Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
experience joint pain in menopause
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.

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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).

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.

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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.

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of our patients report symptom improvements after their first visit with a Gennev physician.
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We've helped thousands of women improve their quality of life in menopause.

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My ObGYN at Gennev has always been willing to go above and beyond when doctors nearby have not been willing to do so. I have recommended Gennev to two friends!

Jennifer W.
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Katie has been a tremendous help this past few months. Her expertise and guidance helped me make vital decisions in regard to my menopause journey.

Julia S.
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My doctor was the first practitioner who took my feelings and symptoms seriously and provided both great information and a well-informed, evidence-based plan of care.

Amy S.
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She is very knowledgeable, genuinely helpful and focused, and she listened to me and answered all my questions. I am relieved to have received such solid medical advice, support, planning, and targeted intervention.

Heather McG.
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Dr. Lisa Savage is such an excellent provider! I am so happy that she is my menopause specialist. I was very desperate before I met her in the fall.

Angela M.C.
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She not only listens, she is engaged and supportive. No matter what questions I throw at her, she always has great feedback, suggestions and has a become a crucial part of my menopause journey.

Bev H.
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Jessica totally has her act together. I was impressed by her gentle use of behavioral intervention techniques. She was warm and supportive.

Frances M.
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Dr. Savage helped remove the veil of mystery, and address the WHY all of these changes are happening. Just having clarity, and a knowledgeable person to bounce ideas and concerns off of is a huge gift.

Tracey R.
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Jessica was very knowledgeable about my questions and concerns... I was very pleased that Jessica took the time to listen to me and gave me guidance along the way. She never made me feel like we were rushed...

Karin L.
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She answers questions without making me feel dumb for asking them. I appreciate the undivided attention I get in this format... so often in a doctors office you feel rushed and not the center of their attention.

Tricia M.
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Oh, finally! Someone that seems to truly understand! She debunked everything I though I knew. Was a bit unsettling at first but she spoke with authority, facts and data which instilled confidence.

Molly H.
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Stasi was a wealth of resources, giving ideas and things to try for symptoms. She asked good questions and had specific suggestions I could try right away. It’s very helpful to feel heard and supported.

Tracy G.
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My menopause journey has been like a rollercoaster ride, ups, downs, twist and certainly turns on top of the stress from my work, which has really effected my health. Stasi has been my coach and cheerleader through it all...

Vanessa B.
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Dr. Dunsmoor-su was fantastic. She is very knowledgable and relatable. It was so refreshing to have a physician who does not just say, "that's what happens when you get older..."

Frances M.
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It is a HUGE relief just to have a chat with someone who can tell me all the strangeness I am experiencing IS strange, but it is also perfectly NORMAL.

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