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Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.

In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. It affects people of all ages, including children.

Types of arthritis

The two most common types of arthritis are:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis

Other types of arthritis

  • Ankylosing spondylitis 
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lupus
  • Gout
  • Psoriasis
  • Enteropathic
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

Arthritis and children

Arthritis is often associated with older people, but it can also affect children. In the UK, about 15,000 children and young people are affected by arthritis.

  • Oligo-articular JIA
  • Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)
  • Systemic onset JIA
  • Enthesitis-related arthritis

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