Reduce your risk of Arthritis
Reduce the risk of developing painful joints and keep moving well into your golden years with our facts about Arthritis.
Arthritis is common condition that causes pain and inflammation in joints within the body,
- Arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK.
- Arthritis affects people across a range of ages, from children to elderly.
- There are two main types of arthritis (Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
- Osteoarthritis is the most common type in the UK, often developing in people in their mid-40s or older as a primarily degenerative joint condition.
Rheumatoid arthritis presents some similar symptoms, however is a very different autoimmune condition, where the body attacks itself, interpreting the soft lining around your joints as a threat, similar to a virus or bacteria.
The chart below outlines how you can identify the symptoms of arthritis: