Thinking of arthritis, we generally conjure up images of elderly citizens confined to wheelchairs, but two out of very three people with arthritis are under the age of 65. If you’ve picked up this brochure then chances are you, or a loved one, either has or may have arthritis. This brochure will give you the essential information you need
to know about arthritis. With the right treatment and care, most people with arthritis can manage their condition to lead normal, or near-normal, lives.
How does arthritis happen?
Your joints allow bones in your body to move smoothly against each other. In arthritis, joints can wear down, deform or become unstable. This causes pain and stops them from moving freely. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis both act differently on the joints and show different symptoms.