Whether directly or indirectly, arthritis affects us all. Yet it remains hidden from the wider world. Misunderstood, overlooked, or simply ignored. It’s time we all understood the true impact it has, and give people with arthritis the help and support they need. Because arthritis is the nation’s joint problem. Let’s stop losing out to it.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints. It can affect all parts of the body, making the most basic of movements, like sitting down, walking, standing or gripping, painful.Learn more
From family life to mental health, relationships to work, arthritis can affect everything in life. But once we all acknowledge and understand more about it, we can find ways to better help people who live with it every day.Learn more
Arthritis doesn’t just affect the person who has it. It can also have a huge knock-on impact on those around, putting strains on relationships and robbing people of quality time with their friends and family.Learn more
And its impact on the NHS is huge. Our goal is to help people with arthritis live better by improving access to treatments, and support for doctors and other medical professionals.Learn more
But because the effects are unseen, it’s not often spoken about or thought of. As an employer, there are many simple changes you can make to keep your people with arthritis in work.Learn more
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