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Yes, men get arthritis too. But that doesn't mean sitting back thinking the game's over. There is a lot you can do to reduce the symptoms, keep working and get active. Medical treatment is getting better too.
Stiffness and pain in the joints can start suddenly. If you are having joint pain, now is the time to do something about it.
Having to give up work because of arthritis is a last resort. Apart from the loss of money, being less active only makes things worse. If your arthritis is very bad, you may need to stop work for a while.
There is a lot of help and support available for getting back to work - or finding other forms of work. The information on our work pages shows how to make a job easier on your joints. Where possible, employers need to adapt a job and help you use any special equipment you need.
Whether you are an expert golfer or new to the sport, Eleanor Bird outlines how to play safely [First published June / July 2009].
How does arthritis sit alongside gender stereotypes such as the tough bloke and the graceful lady? Juliet Stephens investigates whether having arthritis challenges perceptions and feelings of masculinity and femininity.
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