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Who gets arthritis?

Arthritis and other types of musculoskeletal pain are common, worldwide problems. They affect people regardless of age, gender, race, class or country.

How common are different types of arthritis?

Millions of people in the UK alone will experience some form of muscle or joint pain each year, although many won’t have persistent or severe symptoms.

For more information, read our data and stats.

For more information, go to www.arthritisresearchuk.org.
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