- Tuesday, 15 October 2013
The day-to-day impact arthritis can have on people’s lives, and the grief and anger that this can cause, is often greatly underestimated. Arthritis Research UK is aiming to raise awareness of the frustrations felt by people with arthritis, who are often prevented from doing everyday tasks due to the pain and stiffness they have in their joints.
Many people’s exasperations relate to not being able to do the simple things we take for granted, such as operating gadgets, sleeping properly, or just opening their front door. For most people these are annoying but only temporary, yet these are things that people with arthritis have to struggle with each and every day. The impact that arthritis can have on people’s lives, and the aggravation this can cause, is often taken too lightly.
- Thursday, 10 October 2013
World Arthritis Day is 12th October 2013, and its theme is living better and ageing well.
To mark the day and to help the estimated 10 million people in the UK with arthritis, many of whom live in constant pain, the charity Arthritis Care has collaborated with the digital producer Streaming Well to make two films on coping with pain.
- Monday, 09 September 2013
From the 7-13th of October is Arthritis Research UK’s National Arthritis Week.
The weeklong campaign encourages people to make a Joint Effort pledge to support the 10 million people in the living with arthritis.
Arthritis is a debilitating condition that causes pain and disability for one in six people in the UK.
- Friday, 06 September 2013
Heavenli Denton is part of the award winning and beautiful girl band The Honeyz. It was while on tour with ITV 2's Big Reunion that she discovered she has rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care got in touch with advice for the star and now Heavenli will an ambassador of this wonderful charity, to help raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
It was a huge shock for Heavenli when during the tour rehearsals, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. She had had pain in her ankle and went to see a specialist, who gave Heavenli the conclusive results of a previous blood test. She had to go straight back into filming an hour later completely in shock and significantly upset and confused. It was a difficult time.
- Friday, 23 August 2013
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today opened a public consultation on the update of its clinical guideline on the care and management of osteoarthritis in adults.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with around 1 million people seeing their GP about it every year. The condition affects the joints, most commonly the knees, hips, spine and small joints of the hands, but it can also occur in other joints. The main characteristics of osteoarthritis are loss of, or damage to, cartilage; inflammation of the tissues around the joint; and tiny spurs of bone growing around the edge of the joint.
- Friday, 24 May 2013
Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded £184,000 to a team of researchers at the University of Aberdeen to study stem cells found naturally present in people’s joints in order to develop new treatments for joint problems such as osteoarthritis.
The research team at the University of Aberdeen, consisting of Professor Cosimo De Bari, Dr Anke Roelofs and Dr Andrea Augello, will use their three year grant to study the role of stem cells in preventing or repairing joint damage.
- Tuesday, 14 May 2013
A healthy diet is, of course, important for everyone. But especially when you have arthritis. Carrying excess weight is a common problem for arthritis patients, often due to certain drugs such as steroids being used as anti-inflammatories. This excess weight means that moving around can become difficult. But it’s essential that a healthy diet and some form of exercise are maintained if you are to continue enjoying a fulfilling life.
Here are some foods you should aim to include in your diet, and some you should try to avoid.
- Thursday, 11 April 2013
One in three people with rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of their age, will fall once or more times a year, shows new research funded by medical research charity Arthritis Research UK.
Those who have fallen once are at much greater risk of falling again due to previous injuries and an increased fear of falling. Over half of the falls studied resulted in injuries such as pain and bruising and one in ten falls caused a serious head injury or fracture.
- Wednesday, 10 April 2013
A rare inflammatory condition that causes excruciating, life-changing bouts of pain is being investigated by leading medical charity Arthritis Research UK – and it needs help from people who have been diagnosed with the disease.
The charity aims to find out more about palindromic rheumatism, a rare form of arthritis which is characterised by the onset of unpredictable attacks during which joints quickly become inflamed, often severely, and then return to normal.
- £1.2 million grant for osteoarthritis research
- Arthritis Care joins call to "wave" on World Arthritis Day ...
- A good old Knees up!
- Alcohol could help reduce risk of arthritis
- Arthiritis stem cell jab 'could ease pain for millions'
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- Might as well face it we're addicted to gardening
- Support Available to the Banking community affected by arthritis
- Running to take the pain away