arthritis

How do medications help osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a chronic joint disease which is very common, affecting about one in 10 people and disproportionately affecting women.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

What are Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly known as NSAIDs or just ‘anti-inflammatories’. They are a

A pain in the knee

Persistent knee pain, often experienced by people with knee osteoarthritis, is a major contributor to disability and can cause loss

Tai Chi for the knee

Knee osteoarthritis is a condition characterised by the breakdown of cartilage inside the knee and is a major age-related issue.

Ankylosing spondylitis: changing behaviour, changing health

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that targets the joints of the spine. AS usually first appears

Gout

Gout (sometimes called gouty arthritis) is a common type of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the bloodstream.

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. When corticosteroids are injected into or

Exercising and osteoarthritis

Yes, people with arthritis should exercise. Whilst exercising may seem counter-intuitive when you are suffering from arthritis and have knee,

Arthritis and surgery: hip replacement

The aim of a hip replacement is to alleviate pain and restore function in the hip joint. For some people

Arthritis and surgery: knee replacement

If you suffer from severe arthritis of the knee that remains painful despite treatment with medicines, exercise, rest and supports

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