What is arthritis?
Arthritis causes pain and inflammation. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments of different types of arthritis.
Search our A-Z or type in the condition you'd like more information about, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia and many more.
These pages are designed to help the people who have just been diagnosed or are waiting on results.
While you're waiting
The pandemic has left many people with arthritis waiting for appointments, surgery and treatments. This page has resources, information and support for you while you’re waiting.
Order our booklets
We produce information booklets on different types of arthritis, symptoms, treatments and drugs. Order or download our booklets for free.
Managing your symptoms
Find out about managing pain and fatigue caused by arthritis, and how exercise, a healthy diet and getting a good night's sleep can help you.
Common aches and pains
Aches and pains like back pain and neck pain usually don't have a serious cause. Find out about causes, treatments and exercises.
Exercising with arthritis
Find out more about exercising with arthritis and what types of exercises are beneficial for certain conditions.
Living with arthritis
Living with arthritis can be challenging but there are many things you can do to help you to live a fulfilling life.
Read about various treatments for arthritis, including drugs, TENS, splints, therapies, surgery, your inflammatory arthritis pathway and who will treat you.
Complementary and alternative treatments
Learn about complementary and alternative treatments for arthritis, how they differ from conventional medicine, how they help, safety and possible risks.
Read advice and information for young people who have arthritis and their families, including how to ease your symptoms and tell friends about your condition.
Read real-life stories from people with arthritis who share their top tips and have their questions answered by medical professionals.
Data and statistics
Read and download statistics about musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, including their prevalence across the UK/local authorities, their impact and risk factors.
Discover the latest news, guidance, resources and videos about MSK conditions and join our network for updates aimed at healthcare professionals and students.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It can cause joint pain and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid arthritis is the UK's second most common form of arthritis. It causes joint pain and inflammation. Learn about the symtoms, causes and treatments.
Call our helpline - 0800 5200 520. Our advisors aim to bring all of the information and advice about arthritis to provide tailored support for you. Call us for free today (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm).