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Easing aches and pains

Do you have trouble with aches and pains while at work? This month’s issue looks at how you can manage them and prevent them from happening in future.

You can download February’s Your Wellbeing issue on easing aches and pains.

If you’re a manager, you can also download February’s Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

Browse our musculoskeletal health information below for more expert advice, top tips and exercises to keep aches and pains at bay.

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Lower back pain

Back pain is very common. Almost two out of three of us have lower back pain at some time in our lives. The cause isn’t normally serious and most of the time the pain improves within four to six weeks. Find out how to manage back pain and when to see a health professional.

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Lower back pain: useful articles

If you suffer with lower back pain, you may find some of the following articles helpful.

Muscle strain

A muscle strain (pulled muscle) is an overstretch or tear in your muscle fibres. It can happen if you overstretch your muscle or you put too much force on it. You’re most likely to strain a muscle in your legs or back.

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Looking after your knees

Sometimes the location of your knee pain can help diagnose your condition.

Bupa's Knee clinic is a hub of information about knee conditions, treatment for knee pain and exercises to help strengthen and stretch your knees.

Visit Bupa’s Knee clinic

Stretch it out!

Desk stretches to ease aches and pains

If you sit at a desk all day, it’s a good idea to do some stretches from time to time to reduce stiffness and pain. They may also help to remind you to adjust your posture – as well as help wake you up a bit!

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