Symptoms in Detail
Joint Pain and Menopause
Aching joints is one of the most common symptoms of menopause.
It’s thought that as many as half of all post-menopausal women as well as many women in perimenopause experience joint pain and aching muscles.
Usually associated with exercise or some kind of injury, women don’t always make the link to menopause.
Why is joint pain a symptom of menopause?
It’s believed that the fluctuating levels of hormones experienced during menopause have an impact on the immune system.
Estrogen helps prevent inflammation in the joints, so low levels of estrogen during menopause can lead to increased inflammatory instances and therefore aching joints.