Arthritis encompasses several different conditions, the most common being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Around 10 million people in the UK are thought to have arthritis, affecting children, teenagers and adults.
Many describe their symptoms associated with arthritis as pain, swelling and stiffness around joints. There is unfortunately no cure for arthritis, but various treatments can help alleviate the symptoms, indicating the need for early intervention. The main types of arthritis include:-
# Ankylosing spondylitis
# Psoriatic arthritis
# Enteropathic arthritis
# Rheumatoid arthritis
# Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Arthritis can dramatically affect one's quality of life, and being able to manage the symptoms of arthritis through exercise, medication and pain management techniques can show real improvement in their daily outlook. Did you know that regular exercise can help reduce the risk of hip and knee osteoarthritis by 6%!