Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children.

About Arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions among older people, affecting 10 million people in the UK alone. It causes joint pain and inflammation which can restrict your movement.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Joint pain, tenderness and stiffness. Restricted movement of joints. Inflammation in and around the joints.

Causes of Arthritis

There are two main types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Among older people, osteoarthritis is more common. This kind of arthritis is caused by wear and tear; the older we are, the more we have used our joints through our lifetimes. Around eight million people in the UK are affected by this type of arthritis.

Treatment for Arthritis

Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for arthritis. However, there are effective treatments such as painkillers and corticosteroids, which can help relieve the symptoms and slow down the condition’s progress.

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