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Arthritis

Arthritis is not one disease alone, but an umbrella term for more than 100 conditions that affect the joints of the body. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatment here.

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Arthritis and children (juvenile idiopathic arthritis)

When arthritis develops in someone under 16, it is called juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatments here.

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that affects joints and skin, particularly in people with psoriasis. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment here.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.

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Gout

Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build-up of uric acid, leading to symptoms like painful joint inflammation. Lifestyle changes may reduce the risk of developing gout.

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Ankylosing spondylitis

This rare form of arthritis affects the spine’s joints and ligaments and sometimes other joints. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease the symptoms.

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Ankle arthrodesis

If you have severe arthritis in your ankle, an ankle arthrodesis should reduce your pain and allow you to do more of your normal activities.

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Total shoulder replacement

Arthritis of your shoulder can cause severe pain, stiffness and disability. A shoulder replacement should reduce your pain and help you to move your shoulder more easily.

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common, long-term joint condition that causes pain and limits joint movement. There are many causes, but the symptoms can often be managed.

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Unicompartmental knee replacement

Arthritis of your knee usually happens without a known cause. It can sometimes affect only part of your knee. If you have severe pain, stiffness and disability, a unicompartmental knee replacement should reduce your pain and help you to walk more easily.

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