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Joint Woes and Hormonal Changes: 3 Menopausal Pain Symptoms

Beyond joint pain, these three underlying symptoms can impact a woman's quality of life during menopause and lead to worse secondary conditions. See how.

Babafemi Adebajo - Writer for Cannabotech
By Babafemi Adebajo
Petar Milenkovic - Editor for Cannabotech
Edited by Petar Milenkovic

Updated March 24, 2023.

Research suggests that up to 71% of perimenopausal women may experience joint pain due to fluctuating hormonal levels (1). Most women will agree that persistent joint pain is common, but what you may not have considered are the additional symptoms that you might not realise are being caused by the same problem.

These sub-symptoms impact the quality of life of the woman and can lead to more debilitating conditions. Consequently, it is essential to understand and address them early.

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1. Shooting Pains Across Your Limbs

While chronic joint pain is common in perimenopausal women, there may also be shooting and radiating pain throughout your body, not just your joints. Shooting pain may suggest nerve affectation or something more serious that should be checked by your doctor if they persist.

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2. A Burning Sensation Around Your Joints

It is common for perimenopausal women to experience burning sensations, especially in their tongues, vagina, and joints of the feet, but that burning can spread beyond your joints to the surrounding area.

Falling oestrogen levels, poor circulation, and vitamin deficiency may exacerbate the problem.

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3. Past Injuries Giving You Trouble

While pain can occur in any joint, in many cases, it is felt in regions of past injuries due to a drop in oestrogen levels that can lead to a rise in inflammation, bringing back discomfort and pain in those previously affected areas.

Seek Medical Attention

Aside from these varied manifestations, menopause joint pain can lead to chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and back pain. It is essential to seek proper medical attention during your perimenopausal period and report any adverse symptoms you experience.

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