Arthritis is a term for a group of conditions that affect the joints in your body. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for arthritis.
How will I know if I have arthritis?
In the early stages of arthritis, you may have pain, stiffness or swelling of your joints, such as in your wrists, knuckles, hips, knees or ankles.
Arthritis in children (juvenile idiopathic arthritis)
Learn about juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA or juvenile arthritis) – chronic (ongoing) childhood arthritis that causes joint pain and swelling.
Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that affects your joints. It occurs in people with psoriasis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment here.
Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.
Total ankle replacement
Arthritis of your ankle is often the result of previous ankle injuries or rheumatoid arthritis. If you have severe pain, stiffness and disability, an ankle replacement should reduce your pain and still give you some movement in your ankle.
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.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis that mainly affects your spine. There’s no cure for AS, but treatments can help ease your symptoms.
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.
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.