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Research UK

Our research, expertise and support have a positive impact on the millions of people in the UK who live with the pain of arthritis every day. Our long-term commitment is prevention, developing a cure, and transforming their lives. 

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.

Living with arthritis

Arthritis can affect many areas of your life, but we have information to help you to manage your symptoms and keep doing what you love.

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.