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  • A man in pain holding his back

    Pain and arthritis

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

  • Grandparents and their grandson sitting on a sofa looking at a tablet

    Comfort in your home

    Having arthritis may mean that symptoms cause you problems doing everyday jobs at home. We give self-help tips and suggest useful gadgets and adaptations.

  • A man lying on his side asleep in bed

    Sleep and arthritis

    Sleep problems can make arthritis-related symptoms worse and affect mood, memory and concentration. We explain some common sleep problems and what can be done to help.

  • work laptop and hands

    Working with arthritis and joint pain

    Having arthritis may pose some challenges in work, but your employer, Government programmes and other organisations can all provide support. There are also things you can do yourself to help make working life easier.

  • Two women in sportswear walking up a hill

    Exercise and arthritis

    Exercise is important for people with arthritis. Keeping your joints supple will help to reduce your pain and help you to stay independent.

  • Two people holding hands across a table

    Caring for a person with arthritis

    We give information about arthritis and different ways you can help someone with the condition.

  • A couple in a car

    Driving and arthritis

    Arthritis can affect driving in a number of ways, but most people can learn to drive or carry on driving with help and advice about modifications to their car.

  • Nurse checking someones blood pressure

    Fatigue and arthritis

    It’s common for people with arthritis to experience high levels of fatigue. We explain what fatigue is, what causes it and how you can manage it.

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    Finding a chair

    If you have arthritis, it can be difficult to find a seat to suit you. We give tips on what to look for when you're buying a chair.

  • A mother and her young son gardening

    Gardening and arthritis

    Gardening doesn’t have to be a problem if you have arthritis. We look at how tools, pacing tips and layout can help you to carry on without increasing your pain and fatigue.

  • A financial advisor talking with a couple

    How can social services help if I have arthritis?

    Sometimes it may be useful to get advice from Social Services or voluntary organisations. In this section we look at how they can help you and how to get in touch with them.

  • A man tying his shoelaces

    What footwear should I choose?

    Getting the right footwear will make a difference for almost all foot problems and the importance of appropriate footwear shouldn't be underestimated.

  • A group of people doing tai chi

    Looking after your joints

    We use our joints in every movement we make, so it's really important to look after them, especially if you have arthritis. We'll explain what you can do to reduce the strain on your joints.

  • A pregnant woman having an ultrasound scan

    Pregnancy and arthritis

    If you have arthritis and you’re thinking about having a baby, you may have some concerns. We look what effects your medication might have and what to expect.

  • Woman and man talking at a kitchen table

    Sex, relationships and arthritis

    Arthritis can affect many different aspects of your life, including sex. We look at how arthritis can affect relationships and suggest ways of overcoming common difficulties.

  • Splints for the wrist and hand

    Splints for arthritis of the wrist and hand

    Wrist and hand splints give protection and support for painful, swollen or weak joints and their surrounding structures.

  • Runners with their pet dog

    Sports and exercise injuries

    Many exercise-related injuries can be avoided with training, proper technique and preparation. We advise on how to prevent injuries and what to do when they occur.

  • Nurse taking the blood pressure of a lady in a wheelchair

    Stairlifts and homelifts

    If you're struggling with the stairs in your home, you may want to install a stairlift or homelift. We give information about how they may help and the impact they may have.

  • People talking around a table

    Taking part in research

    Many people are interested in taking part in research projects. We look at some frequently asked questions about research and give information on how to get involved.

  • A doctor speaking with a patient


    Vaccinations can be very helpful in reducing the risk of infection, but if your immune system is affected by certain arthritis treatments then 'live' vaccines may not be suitable for you.


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