Menopause Symptoms - Joint Pain

Why are our joints affected by menopause

Joints that are involved in high impact movement such as hips & knees tend to be most affected. In menopause the joints are affected for a number of reasons:

Joints are affected for many reasons:

  • Hormonal changes - drop of oestrogen in menopause

  • Dehydration in menopause

  • Stress in menopause

  • Weight gain in menopause

  • Poor diet

  • Poor posture

  • Low lean body mass

  • Increased sensitivity to pain

  • Onset of menopausal osteoporosis