Weight management and exercise

When you speak to your doctor about treatment for joint pain, he or she may recommend a balanced diet to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Additional pressure on weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips can aggravate any joint problems you may have, so by reducing your weight, you can reduce this pressure and the pain it causes. It will also reduce the risks of surgery if this is necessary.  

Exercise is also an important part of treatment for arthritis or other joint issues. Not only is it good for you, it will also help you maintain mobility in affected joints. Your doctor may discuss an exercise program for you, or refer you to a physiotherapist.   

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