Start by making sure that you are assessed by a manual therapist to get treatment for your joints, so that the main cause is treated and you are able to look for help with the symptoms left over from that cause. Most therapists have a good range of treatments available to them, and can suggest where to go to ask for more help if required.
Alongside manual therapy, particularly if you have severe pain, it may be helpful to take pain medication to try to reduce the amount of pain you feel and avoid your body developing a chronic pain-type of response.
If your GP has exhausted all the options, they may suggest referring you to a consultant at a pain clinic for more advice.
Pain clinics have a comprehensive range of treatment options. They may also have a long waiting list, so make sure you ask for referral in plenty of time, especially if you are pregnant and expect to need help before the end of the pregnancy.
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