Rest and joint care

Often, the most effective way to improve your condition is simple rest and rehabilitation.

For example:

Rest – short-term bed rest helps reduce joint inflammation and pain, and is especially useful when several joints are affected by arthritic conditions and fatigue is part of the problem. Resting individual joints is most effective when arthritis affects one or two specific joints.

Heat and cold therapy – depending on the type of arthritis you’re experiencing, and which joints it affects, heating pads or ice packs can help relieve swelling, maintain mobility and reduce pain.

Assistive devices -  using canes, walkers, raised toilet seats and other assistive devices can help preserve your joints and make everyday tasks much easier.

What can I do about hip pain?

What can I do about hip pain?

Relieving hip joint pain and regaining mobility

There are many things you can do to help relieve your hip pain and keep you active and mobile. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor about which options will benefit you most. To help you discuss treatments, here are some of the options your doctor may discuss with you, depending on your condition and pain levels.

Treatment Options

Are you experiencing hip pain or reduced mobility? Want to know what you can do about it?

This short video gives you some helpful information about treatment options for hip pain. Contact your GP or specialist for more information.

What can I do about knee pain?

What can I do about knee pain?

Relieving knee pain and regaining mobility 

There are many things you can do to help relieve your knee pain and keep you active and mobile. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor about which options will benefit you most. To help you discuss treatments, here are some of the options your doctor may discuss with you, depending on your condition and pain levels: 

Treatment options

Are you experiencing knee pain and restricted activity? What treatment options are best for you? 

This short video gives you some useful information about knee treatment options. Contact your GP for more information.

Next Steps

Contact your GP or health professional to discuss your options