News from Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK-funded scientists have shown for the first time that the abnormalities in the way the brain experiences pain may be to blame for the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients.
Researchers from the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at the University of Nottingham have discovered a new way to potentially block the chronic and often debilitating pain affecting osteoarthritis sufferers.
Two new experimental treatment centres are aiming to develop practical ways to help people living with osteoarthritis. The Arthritis Research UK Experimental Osteoarthritis Treatment Centres, based at the University of Leeds and Oxford University, will bring together experts to develop and test novel approaches to treating the disease.
New Arthritis Research UK-funded research at Newcastle University suggests that young arthritis sufferers make decisions based on how treatment will affect their appearance, their social life and their physical and mental well-being.