JOINT PAIN & INJURY MANAGEMENT
Joint pain is often a warning sign that something is not working right. Unless there is a structural issue such as scoliosis (deviation of the spine) or a medical condition such as osteoporosis (brittle bones) or Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility), joint pain is commonly the result of muscle imbalances (over-active vs under-active). Whatever you're doing STOP and deal with it before the pain turns into a more serious injury.
Muscle imbalances can be easily corrected with the right exercises while injuries can take much longer to put right.
Massage, acupuncture, pain killers and any other passive treatment will provide a quick short term pain relief but will not address the underlying issues: weak muscles and tight muscles.
Physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths and all other medical approaches are often suitable for major injuries such as a slipped disc, a broken bone or for a post operation treatment but when it comes to joint pain a fitness approach is far more effective.