Muscle and joint pain

Find out how to get support for muscle and joint pain.

NHS physiotherapy services

Physiotherapy is free and available on the NHS throughout the UK.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to self-refer or you may need to visit your GP or consultant first. After discussing your symptoms with your doctor, they may then refer you to a physiotherapist.


The getUbetter app is now available to all patients. It’s a free, easy-to-use tool helping you to self-manage your muscle, bone, and joint (MSK) injuries and conditions.

  • No need to wait for an appointment
  • Instant access to a personalised plan
  • Safe and effective

You must be over 18 to use this service.

See things that getUbetter can help with
  • Book treatments
  • Self-refer to your local services
  • Track your symptoms and get help when you need it
  • Monitor your recovery

Request an appointment at the surgery

If the services above are not suitable, you can request an appointment at the surgery.