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.
Electronic pain relief (TENS)
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) administers mild electrical currents to the skin to relieve pain. Learn its uses, side-effects, risks.
Your questions on pain relief
Read our professional answers to your questions about pain relief, including arthritis in the spine, Scheuermann's disease, shoulder pain and knee pain.
Chronic pain - Understanding endocannabinoid-induced pain relief and how to enhance its effects
Read about our research, which aims to understand endocannabinoid-induced pain relief and how to enhance its effects.
Osteoarthritis - Targeting the cell-signalling protein lymphotactin as a novel pain relief strategy for osteoarthritis
Read about targeting the cell-signalling protein lymphotactin as a novel pain relief strategy for Osteoarthritis
Back pain is very common and usually doesn’t have a serious cause. Learn about treatments, exercises and other ways to manage back pain.
How to manage your pain at home
Learn how to manage your pain at home during Covid-19. We give tips about exercising, relaxation and pain relief.
Switching off the pain in rheumatoid arthritis
PhD student, Michele Fresneda Alarcon and team are researching how to switch off chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis by reprogramming cells in the body.
Osteoarthritis - Understanding how molecules involved in healing produce pain relief in osteoarthritis
Read about our research, which aims to understand how molecules involved in healing produce pain relief in osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis - Harnessing the potential of 17-HDHA a novel biomarker of osteoarthritis pain status
Learn about our research into how the 17-HDHA molecule produces effective pain relief in rats with arthritis, and whether it can predict future OA pain levels.
It's been suggested that magnets (e.g. in a bracelet) can be helpful for pain relief. Learn its uses and side-effects when treating arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Understanding why pain persists when inflammation has resolved
Learn about our research which aims to understand how inflammation can lead to chronic pain that can persist long after the inflammation has resolved.
Rheumatoid arthritis - UK Japan Pain, Action and Movement Network
Learn about our research project aiming to create a network between UK and Japanese neuroscientists and understand the relationship between movement and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis - Controlling inflammatory cells in rheumatoid arthritis
Learn about our research into how IRF5, a molecule that causes inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, is controlled and identifying how it might be blocked.
What helps hip pain?
Hip pain is a really common problem and there are ways to help yourself with exercise and certain treatments.