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|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.
The Versus Arthritis website includes a list of types of arthritis.
|Useful national contacts||
Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK have joined forces and are now Versus Arthritis
N.R.A.S. National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Helpline: 0800 298 7650
Find your local support group:
|Children & young people||
Young people (Versus Arthritis)
|Online resources||Arthritis (NHS Choices website)
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network
An American organisation with lots of information on their website
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.