When you have arthritis or care for someone who does, it’s important to have access to the right information.
Our resources include factsheets and booklets to help arthritis sufferers better manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
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Adult onset Still’s disease (AOSD) is a form of inflammatory arthritis. Like other forms of inflammatory arthritis, AOSD is caused by the immune system attacking the body.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a disease which affects the spine and other joints, and causes pain and stiffness.
Attendance Allowance is a benefit paid to people aged 65 or over who have an illness or a disability and need help with their personal care to live as normal a life as possible.
A Baker’s cyst is a swelling filled with synovial fluid, which forms behind your knee.
This information sheet lists, alphabetically, the benefits most commonly claimed by people with arthritis and tells you how to make a claim.
Biologic drugs (or ‘biologics’) are designed to act on the specific parts of your immune system which cause inflammation in your joints.
DLA is a benefit paid towards the additional costs of bringing up a disabled child. This factsheet explains the different rates and components of this type of benefit allowance.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people who have a health condition or disability that limits their ability to work.
This booklet aims to cover the commonest emotions that people with a severe, long-term condition experience and offers plenty of ways to cope.
This booklet is for anyone with arthritis who wants to work at controlling their own pain. It will help you get a better understanding of what pain is and will explain a range of methods for dealing with pain.
This booklet aims to give the facts about the benefits of exercise, explain some of the more common forms of safe exercise followed by people with arthritis, and help motivate you to start on the road to fitness and well-being.
Fibromyalgia, or fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a condition where the whole body is affected by pain and tenderness lasting more than three months.