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Patient Educational Videos

helping patients to manage their muscle and joint problems

8 Steps to Improve your Muscle & Joint Problem

Below are a series of videos which have been created by musculoskeletal specialists with the sole aim to educated patients on how best to manage their muscle and joint problems. These videos tackle the most common issues discussed in everyday musculoskeletal clinics and aim to make patients aware of  range of important principles that can help in their recovery. 

Step 1.
Don't wait to be fixed!

The majority of muscle and joint problems are not fixed by Therapists or Surgeons. 

Most muscle and joint problems improve by people improving their strength and fitness to carry out normal daily activities. 

Don’t wait and start fixing yourself!

Step 2.
Be Positive! Stay Positive!

Being anxious that every ache and pain is something serious can prevent many patients from getting better. Muscle and joint problems are more often ‘non-serious’ and being positive has proven to be important factor in achieving success.

Step 3.
Get Fit for Daily Life!

As we get older, we can often lose the fitness we once had. This can lead to many day to day activities becoming more of a struggle and cause muscle and joint problems.

Regain your fitness and start feeling like the younger you!

Step 4.
Scans - Not Always Required!

Investigations are often not needed to plan the correct treatment for most muscle and joint problems. They’re only needed in specific circumstances (e.g. if surgery is needed) and sometimes investigations can cause other problems.

Step 5.
Try Low Strength Medications

Over the counter pain medications, if used correctly, can often help with the recovery of many muscle and joint problems.

Prescription medications can often cause side-effects and therefore it is advisable to try over the counter medications in the first place.

Step 6.
Maintain a Healthy Weight

Carrying extra weight can place greater strain on your muscle and joints which can lead to them becoming painful. Losing a few of those extra pounds can go a long way to helping reduce those muscle and joint aches.

Step 7.
Surgery is not always the fix!

The majority of muscle and joint problems improve without the need for surgery. Through following some simple principles and giving the body time to heal will often lead patients to avoiding the scalpel! 

Step 8.
I'm Fit Enough...Aren't I?

Many people often believe that they are fitter than they actually are and believe that exercise won’t help their muscle and joint problem. 

If you have been recommended to exercise then get started and see 

How can videos help me?

The videos complement the information provided by MSK assist. Through carrying out the principles discussed in the videos with the helpful advice, exercises and tools in MSK assist, will allow you to effectively manage a range of common MSK conditions.

What next?

Follow this simple 3 stage journey to access useful advice.

  • Click "let's Begin' button to visit the body chart page to find the affected area
  • Select a condition
  • Enter your email address for instructions on how to get advice via the free MSK assist app