In recent studies, patients with non-traumatic, persistent musculoskeletal pain showed they were massively lacking in vitamin D.
A study by Plotnikoff and Quigley (2003) of 150 patients suffering with persistent nonspecific musculoskeletal pain, found that 93% of these were overtly deficient in Vitamin D.
Similarly a study by Al Faraj and Al Mutairi (2003) found a significant Vitamin D deficiency in 83% of 299 patients with lower back pain.
Taking 5000-10000 IU of Vitamin D supplements per day, resulted in pain reduction for nearly 95% of patients in just 3 months.
1 in 5 people living in the U.K are deficient in vitamin D. If you are suffering with persistent aches and pains it may be that you are one of these people. You can help yourself by getting out in the sun more (20 minutes a day), consuming foods high in Vitamin D or taking supplements to reach the right levels.