Osteoarthritis

Bringing Local Communities Together To Raise Awareness Of Arthritis

Shantel Irwin | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shantel Irwin

Arthritis is a condition that causes stiffness and swelling in the joints. One in six of us have arthritis and one in five will consult a GP about a musculoskeletal problem each year. It is the leading cause of pain and disability in the UK.

Arthritis: The Nation's Joint Problem

Liam O’Toole | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Arthritis is one of the biggest public health issues facing the UK. Yet it is all too often passed off as being an inevitable or even an acceptable part of getting older. This perception is wrong, completely underestimates the condition and means that people with arthritis do not get the support and help they need to live well.

The Gene That Causes Arthritis Was Originally Used To Help Humans Survive The Ice Age

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

The gene that increases your likelihood to suffer from arthritis could also be the gene that helped humans survive through the Ice Age, scientists hav...

Scientists May Have Discovered Why Some Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech

People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published back in 2015. While t...

Think It's The Cold Weather That Makes Your Bones Ache? It's A Complete Myth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

A cold snap is forecast to be on its way and we’re already cradling our joints in anticipation of the dull ache that will blight our future movement...

Arthritis Attacks What it Means to Live

Liam O’Toole | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK
Liam O’Toole

This year, we want even more people like Nora to share their everyday experience of living with arthritis. With everyone's support, we can continue to invest in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis today, and in the future.

A Nation in Pain

Liam O’Toole | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Liam O’Toole

Chronic pain is also often invisible, and as such it can be difficult for people to explain to their loved ones or health care professionals, putting up a barrier to getting the right support and treatments.

Is Turmeric Just Another Stupid Wellness Trend?

Laura Thomas PhD | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Thomas PhD

Anyone who has ever made a curry will know that turmeric is that annoying yellow powder that stains your fingers and clothes. What you might not know is that it grows as root and is related to ginger - in fact, it looks like bright yellow ginger. Like I said, it's big in India.

Mindfulness Can Help Ease the Pain and Distress of Arthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Anxiety and depression can significantly affect how well people with arthritis function and what will happen to them in the future. People with osteoarthritis of the knee and who have anxiety and depression and fear of the pain of arthritis have worse function than people who are not depressed or anxious.

The Nano Science Advance That's Improving The Lives Of Arthritis Sufferers

The Huffington Post Uk | Shihab S Joi | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Tech

Talk about a New Year’s Revolution. Instead of injections, steroids or anti-inflammatory drugs, you simply rub on an ointment, and the pain in your ...

This Futuristic Treatment Has Revolutionised The Way We'll Look At Arthritis

The Huffington Post U | Shihab S Joi | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For many, spending time with the wider family over the festive period is likely to have brought with it the knowledge that a loved one is in physical ...

Hand Exercises Can Improve Grip Strength, Function, Pain and Fatigue in Women With Hand Osteoarthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Osteoarthritis is commonly called "wear and tear" of the joints and happens when the cartilage that surrounds the bone ends and normally protects the joints from impact becomes worn and thinner.

Tai Chi Is as Effective as Physical Therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

Tai Chi can help with the symptoms of osteoarthritis - at least as much as standard physical therapy and sometimes more, healthcare professionals at the Annual American College of Rheumatology Meeting (2015) in San Francisco have heard last month.

We Can End the Pain of Arthritis Together

Liam O’Toole | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK
Liam O’Toole

We want people to share their stories with us in order to shine a light on the realities of living with arthritis pain, and, importantly, to guide the pain research we fund in 2016.

A World Where People Can Live Active Lives, Free From Arthritis Pain

Dr Wendy Holden | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wendy Holden

This week marks National Arthritis Week, a critical moment in the history of the condition, which, I hope, will help to focus policymakers' attention on the plight of millions lacking mobility and experiencing pain as a result.

Why I Struggled Coming to Terms With Arthritis...And I Don't Even Have It

Anna Gillespie | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Gillespie

My mum has osteoarthritis and, as a result, she has to take tablets every day, can't walk for long distances and has sometimes struggled with everyday tasks she would have previously found easy.

Foot Osteoarthritis Affects One In Six People Over 50

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A painful form of arthritis in the foot affects one in six people over 50 - more than previously thought, research suggests. Experts at Keele Unive...

Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment: Methotrexate Drug Could Ease Joint Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A clinical trial could ease the joint pain of millions of Brits living with osteoarthritis of the knee. Methotrexate is already successfully and wi...

Broccoli Could Help Prevent Osteoarthritis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Eating broccoli could help prevent or slow the most common form of arthritis. Researchers from the University of East Anglia found that sulforaphan...

Sugar Injections In Knee Joints Could Ease Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Patients with knee osteoarthritis could benefit from having sugar injections -- known as prolotherapy -- new research has revealed. The study, publ...

Why Do Some Sports Injuries Develop Into Osteoarthritis?

Alan Silman | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

An injury to the joint is one of the main risk factors for osteoarthritis, along with ageing and obesity. It's the most common form of arthritis, with approximately 8 million people in the UK affected. Contrary to popular belief, it can affect people at any age

Arthritis Therapies 'Lack Scientific Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A report into the effectiveness of the complementary therapies that are commonly used for treating arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions has ...

Why People in the UK Need to Exercise More Safely

Alan Silman | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

Feeling inspired to take up a new sport or do more exercise because of the Olympics? That's great. But I'd like to add a note of caution about making sure you do it safely and look after your joints when you're exercising.

Gene Study Raises Hopes For Better Arthritis Drugs

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Eight new genetic links to osteoarthritis have been uncovered that could help scientists develop better treatments for the disease. Previously, onl...

Can Anti-Depressant ‘Happy Pills’ Cure Osteoarthritis?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A drug designed to beat depression could provide effective, life-changing treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, researchers have found. Depress...