Having arthritis doesn’t mean you have to miss out on doing the things you love.
Although arthritis can be difficult to live with, there are many simple measures that can help anyone with arthritis manage their symptoms and cope with daily life.
Many people with arthritis experience fatigue, no matter what they have been doing or how much sleep they get. There are many possible causes of fatigue, including the disease activity, pain (which can also affect sleep), certain medicines, muscle weakness and wasting, or depression.
Arthritis can get worse if left untreated so see your doctor as early as possible to get a proper diagnosis. This will help you understand your arthritis and develop a plan for managing it. Learn about working with your healthcare team, and what each health professional can do for you.
Arthritis is commonly thought of as a condition that only affects older people. However, there are many types of arthritis, some of which affect babies, children, teenagers and young adults, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the name given to a number of types of arthritis that occur in children.
Finding out you have arthritis when you are young can be confusing and frightening. You may have thought that only older people were affected by arthritis. The good news is that arthritis doesn't need to stop you from having an active social life, studying, working, travelling and having a family. With the right advice, and some adjustments, you can still live your life well, despite your arthritis.