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An important message from Express Chemist

In these unprecedented times due to COVID-19 we are listening to the latest advice from the government and their health specialists. We are continuing to work in these challenging times so that we can serve the needs of our customers.

Please note that we are receiving a particularly high volume of orders, enquiries, telephone calls and emails. With a depleted team we are working exceptionally hard to process orders and respond to customer enquiries. Unfortunately it is currently taking longer to process and dispatch orders than usual, so please allow up to 5 working days for shipment.

Please also note that postal services and couriers are experiencing similar challenges so please allow longer delivery times than usual. We would be grateful if you can be patient and not contact us regarding your order before these times are up so we can reduce the pressure on our customer service team.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Keep well and stay safe.

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Joints

A joint is where two bones meet, allowing the skeleton to move. There are approximately 230 joints in the human body and these consist of three main types of joint. These are called:
  • Fixed joint - Your skull is a fixed joint
  • Slightly movable joint - This allows movement in a limited way, for example your spine
  • Synovial joint - Containing synovial fluid, it allows joints to move freely with little friction. Examples include Pivot joints (your kneck), Hinge joints (elbows and knees), Ball and Socket joints (your hips), the Saddle joint (only found in the thumbs), Gliding joints (such as the ankles and wrists) and the Ellipsoidal joint (in your index finger and a few other places)

There are lots of tissues surrounding our joints which allow their overall function:

  • Cartilage This covers the ends of your bones to stop them from rubbing together
  • Tendons These attach the muscles to the bones
  • Ligaments These are thick, white bands of tissue and hold bones together at the joint
  • Muscles Muscles move our joints

Joint Health

Joint Conditions

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis

    Products for the treatment and relief of symptoms of arthritis, including supplements, anti-inflammatories and pain killers, amongst others.

  • Osteoarthritis FAQs

    Osteoarthritis FAQs

    Eighty per cent of people over 75 in the UK have osteoarthritis. It is the most common type of arthritis, with over 2 million sufferers in Britain. This information page provides the answers to some of the questions you may have regarding this condition and, in turn, hopefully make life a little easier for you by outlining effective ways of reducing the effects of osteoarthritis.

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs

    Rheumatoid Arthritis FAQs

    There are 350,000 rheumatoid arthritis sufferers in the UK, making it the second most common type of arthritis (after Osteoarthritis). You will find more information on this condition in this section.

  • Strains and Sprains FAQs

    Strains and Sprains FAQs

    Strains and Sprains can be very irritating. Despite often seeming like very trivial injuries, they can sideline you for weeks and are not to be taken lightly. Proper recovery is very important unless you want to risk causing repeat injuries, or worse, permanent damage. For our advice and tips on getting back to full fitness as quick as possible, please read on.

  • Gout FAQs

    Gout FAQs

    If you are suffering from Gout and would like information on how to live with this condition and ways to ease the symptoms, then this FAQs page should provide you with a lot of answers. We outline exactly what the condition is, what the symptoms are and offer a selection of products that we think will help.