Name Arthritis
Related to/Also known as Inflammatory Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of the joints, which may then become very painful.

Note that Arthritis is not a neurological condition; however, there are several conditions that come under both Arthritis and Neurological Conditions as an 'umbrella' term.


There are over 200 different types of arthritis.

The most common is Osteoarthritis, which usually develops gradually over a few years.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition which causes the joints in your body to become inflamed. It can be persistent or occur in flare-ups.

Useful national contacts Arthritis Care
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Tel: 0808 800 4050
Find support in your area:
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ARC Arthritis Research UK
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Tel: 0300 790 0400
N.R.A.S. National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
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Helpline: 0800 298 7650
Find your local support group:
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Online resources Arthritis (NHS Choices website)
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Arthritis (PubMed Health website)
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The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
An American organisation with lots of information on their website
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Our resources

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Arthritis and on a wide-range of disability related issues.

This includes copies of booklets by Arthritis Research UK.