Arthritis refers to a pain and inflammation in a joint. There are many different kinds of arthritis, and although they are all called ‘arthritis’ they have different causes. Arthritis can affect people of all ages, including children, and it can be a sign of other illnesses.
The following links provide useful information, advice and support:
Arthritis Research UK is a major charity that aims to prevent the onset of arthritis, work with researchers to develop a cure for arthritis, and transform the lives of people living with arthritis.
Telephone Helpline: 0800 5200 520
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
The leading support charity for children with arthritis. It is run by people who have been affected by the disease and are passionate about providing a support network for children with arthritis and their families.
PO Box 1281, Cheltenham, GL50 9AG
Musculoskelatal (MSK) Service
The Community Musculoskelaatal (MSK) Service consists of a team of physiotherapists, pain specialists and doctors who specilaize in the treatment of people with joint, bone, ligament, tendon or muscle problems. Tey aim to improve strength, mobility and independence whilst helping manage chronic pain.