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Arthritis

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Introduction
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.
Living with arthritis
Living with arthritis isn't easy and carrying out simple, everyday tasks can often be painful and difficult.
"Dancing got me through the roughest times"
Paul Casimir has been living with arthritis for half his life, but doesn’t let it stop him doing the things he enjoys.
"Osteoarthritis affects almost every part of my life"
Jo has been living with osteoarthritis for 15 years. When she felt her independence slipping away, she knew she had to take stock of her life.
"It was difficult as I felt quite isolated"
When we think of arthritis, we normally think of old age. But the disease can strike young people too. Kate Llewelyn, 34, first noticed her symptoms when she was just 13.
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Medicine-guides
The list below is a combination of the and brand names of medicines available in the UK. Each name provides a link to a separate website (Medicine Guides)