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Complementary and alternative treatments
We describe the most common complementary and alternative treatments and explain how they might help.
There’s a lot of advice about diets and supplements that can help arthritis. We explain which foods are most likely to help and how to lose weight if you need to.
Learn about the drugs used to treat arthritis including what they're prescribed for, how to take them, who should take them, risks and side-effects.
Find out more about exercising with arthritis and what types of exercises are beneficial for certain conditions.
Osteoarthritis (OA) 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 arthritis. It causes joint pain and inflammation. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment.
Learn more about the surgery options for people with arthritis, how it can help and what the recovery process involves.
Managing your pain
Pain can be a major symptom of arthritis. Find out about treatments, self-help and how to assess if your pain management is working.