Joint pain is common in menopause. GP Dr. Verity Biggs experienced it herself, and says: "it made me feel old before my time."
A lot of women struggle with pelvic or girdle pain, which is around the hips and lower back, but it can affect any joint.
Here, GP Dr. Verity Biggs, a contributor to MPlus, gives a short introduction to joint pain and the menopause, explaining how taking supplements like calcium and vitamin D are good ways to protect our joints. They can sometimes be prescribed but are also available over the counter.
Take a look at our Vitamins and Supplements page to discover products that could help you.