What should you know about arthritis?

Although there are a range of types of arthritis, two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage between your bones wears away, causing the joint between two bones to rub
  • Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammation of the joints, causing sufferers to feel pain, discomfort and difficulty when moving around

It can affect people of all ages, not just older people. There is currently not a cure for arthritis, however by managing the condition affectively it can help to ease your symptoms and prevent your arthritis from getting worse.