Strangely it's the chronic tiredness due to fibromyalgia that gets me down the most. Whether you've heard of it or acknowledge it as a genuine condition is up to you. To be honest I hadn't heard of it until the doctors started banding the term about. If I could sum up the fatigue simply, it'd be in a remake of the Funny Bones book: under a dark dark duvet, lay a tired tired mummy.
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 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.
A biological double-edged sword.
The gene that increases your likelihood to suffer from arthritis could also be the gene that helped humans survive through
People who drink three to five cups of coffee a day – even if it’s decaf – may live longer, according to a study published
The Romans believed it too.
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
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.