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Research UK

We invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis. We believe that by harnessing the power of exceptional science we can overcome the pain, isolation and fatigue arthritis causes, making everyday life better for all people with arthritis in the UK.

Helping with your condition


There are about 200 different musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis is a term used by doctors to describe inflammation within a joint.

Dealing with pain

Pain can be a major symptom of arthritis. We give you information and self-help tips on managing short-term and chronic pain.

Everyday exercises for everyday lives

Discover five exercises to relieve joint pain. The exercises have been designed by experts to deliver effective results as part of your daily routine.

Supporting us


Take part

It could be an event, volunteering or telling us your story. Explore the ways you can help to end the pain of arthritis for millions of people in the UK.


Fundraising is a great way to support us. Whether you want to run a cake sale or a marathon, our guide to fundraising, and our dedicated fundraising team, are here to help.


Ways to give

Your help helps us change lives. From donations to gifts, find out about the many ways you can have a positive impact on people living with arthritis.



Your donations enable us to continue on our fight to end the devastating pain of arthritis. Find out more about donating and how your donation helps.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.