A-Z Of Menopause: How To Overcome Aching Joints In Menopause

Welcome to the A-Z of Menopause, This is J for Joints.

Ladies, do you ache all the time for no reason?

Then listen up…


How To Overcome Aching Joints In Menopause


I’m 50 and my hip aches a lot, like A LOT.

When I get up it takes me at least 5 steps to be able to walk normally!

I kind of look like an old lady, no disrespect to old ladies of course.

And while it makes me look old, it makes me feel old and that’s not cool.


Aching joints is a common perimenopause symptom and it’s due to low estrogen but it can also be down to stress which of course we are experiencing a lot at this time too.

But it could also be dehydration, or maybe you have done quite a lot of exercise,  unlike me!


So what can you do to help?


Here’s what you can do,


  • The best thing I’ve done is to up my estrogen by taking HRT which I know isn’t for everyone.
  • It may feel counterintuitive, but gentle exercise can help such as yoga,
  • Take time to relax! I love a hot bath and I add Epsom Salts because the magnesium in them can help,
  • Wear loose cotton or silk clothing!


However, do remember that if it truly is getting bad go to a doctor and potentially see about getting your estrogen levels increased.


The most important thing you can do if you’re struggling is to talk to somebody, talk to your partner, talk to your friend, talk to a doctor, talk to a menopause specialist, talk to someone.


And if you’ve got no one to talk to, have a look at the link in my TikTok bio for my community, because that can help you too.


It’s called Bossing Midlife.


If you are struggling with menopause, please visit your doctor to get help and support.



Want more advice?

Follow my TokTok here. Or read my other menopause blogs here.


Kate Beavis is Fearless at 50 – supporting women to be visible and fearless in midlife. This includes understanding your health, and well-being, building confidence, and more. 



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