To mark Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Week (13-18 September) we are focusing on the effects of this debilitating disease on the hip joint. However, rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in your body and if you suspect you may have the condition, it is important to seek medical help.
Arthritis affects 10 million people in the UK. It is the greatest single cause of pain and disability in this country. To mark National Arthritis Month, we are asking people if they understand the symptoms to look out for, as getting an early diagnosis can make a big difference to quality of life as the…
About Arthritis – did you know?
Around 8.75 million people in the UK are being treated for osteoarthritis, at a cost to the health service of around £5.2 billion. One in five people over the age of 45 has osteoarthritis of the knee and 68% of people with osteoarthritis say they experience depression when the pain is at its worst.