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Osteoarthritis: what it does to your joints

Osteoarthritis affects most of the structures of a joint – not just the cartilage. A joint is where 2 or

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

Gout

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

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

Slowing of osteoarthritis with weight loss

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage between joints breaks down, leading

Osteoarthritis treatments

Although there is no cure for osteoarthritis, a number of treatments are available. The main aims of treatment are to:

Arthritis and the weather

The perceived link between illness and the weather dates back to 400BC when it was noted by Hippocrates. Since that

Arthritis: aids and equipment to help

Having arthritis doesn’t necessarily mean you will be restricted in your day-to-day activities — there is a wide variety of

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