ArthritisLiving with arthritis

Living with arthritis isn't easy and carrying out simple, everyday tasks can often be painful and difficult.


Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and swelling (inflammation) in the joints.


Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling and stiffness in 1 or more joints.


The main treatments for arthritis are lifestyle changes like exercise, physiotherapy and medicines. Surgery may be needed in more severe cases.

Page last reviewed: 14/12/2018
Next review due: 14/12/2021