There are many different forms of arthritis, and it’s been estimated that around ten million people in the UK suffer from arthritis in one form or another. It doesn’t matter how old you are – arthritis can strike at any age. Symptoms can be mild or severe, as well as being continuous or sporadic.
There’s no known cure yet, but Prescription Doctor can help reduce the discomfort caused by arthritis so you can live your life to the full.
There are two types of arthritis in the UK that are considered the most common, these are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The former affects the bones, causing stiffness while limiting movement, while the latter affects the muscles, joints and tendons.
These are not the only types of arthritis as it can come in many forms and affects over 10 million people in the UK alone
The symptoms of Arthritis can be different for everyone but many people suffering from arthritis experience the following symptoms:
The causes of arthritis depend on the specific condition. Some types of arthritis can be caused by trauma to the area while others can be caused by erosion of cartilage due to age. Many people find that environmental factors can make arthritis worse such as cold temperatures or repetitive strain on joints.
In severe cases arthritis may need surgery in order to offer relief for the patient. There is, unfortunately, no cure but many sufferers find relief through prescription painkillers. The arthritis treatments available at Prescription Doctor are: