Muscle and joint pain


  • Welcome
  • Joints explained
  • Understanding the problem
  • Preventing sports injuries
  • Treatment options
  • Topical OTC products
  • Additional treatments
  • Scenario
  • When to refer
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This Professional Assistant module is about muscle and joint pain. It will consider the topical products and self care advice that can help to relieve pain and inflammation, and in some cases, prevent it.

When it comes to sports injuries, prevention is better than a cure


After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand how and why painful joint and muscle conditions occur 
  • Recognise symptoms that might warrant referral
  • Know the treatment options available, including self care measures.

About this module

This module is suitable for all members of the pharmacy team who wish to increase their knowledge of common conditions, treatment options and communication skills. 
This module has been endorsed with the NPA’s Training Seal as suitable for use by pharmacy teams as part of their ongoing learning.



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

Originally Published by Training Matters