Trim your tum – New year resolutions Post Christmas health

Baby its cold outside so time to pull out and put on your warm winter drawers! Trouble is for many of us, the drawstring, waistband or seat, of our favourite pants feels too tight for comfort after over indulgence during the festive season. It’s time for action, to take control in the battle of theContinue reading “Trim your tum – New year resolutions Post Christmas health”

Treating arthritis

There’s no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatments that can help slow it down. Osteoarthritis treatments include lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery. Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis aims to slow the condition’s progress and minimise joint inflammation. This helps prevent joint damage. Treatments include medication, physiotherapy and surgery. Find out more about rheumatoid arthritis Copyright https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20more%20than,of%20all%20ages%2C%20including%20children. Do you wantContinue reading “Treating arthritis”

Enthesitis-related arthritis

Enthesitis-related arthritis is a type of juvenile arthritis that often affects the joints of the leg and spine, causing inflammation where the tendons attach to the bone. It can cause stiffness in the neck and lower back in the teenage years. It’s also linked to a painful eye condition called acute uveitis. Versus Arthritis has moreContinue reading “Enthesitis-related arthritis”

Systemic onset JIA

Systemic onset JIA begins with symptoms such as a fever, rash, a lack of energy and enlarged glands. Later on, joints can become swollen and inflamed. Like polyarticular JIA, systemic onset JIA can affect children of any age.     Find out more about rheumatoid arthritis Copyright https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/#:~:text=In%20the%20UK%2C%20more%20than,of%20all%20ages%2C%20including%20children. Do you want to exercise at home?  HereContinue reading “Systemic onset JIA”

Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)

Polyarticular JIA, or polyarthritis, is the second most common type of JIA and affects 5 or more joints. It can affect a child of any age and may come on suddenly or develop gradually. The symptoms of polyarticular JIA are similar to the symptoms of adult rheumatoid arthritis. A child with the condition may also feelContinue reading “Polyarticular JIA (polyarthritis)”

Oligo-articular JIA

Oligo-articular JIA is the most common type of JIA. It affects up to 4 joints in the body, most commonly in the knees, ankles and wrists. Oligo-articular JIA often goes away without causing long-term joint damage. But there’s a risk that children with the condition may develop eye problems, so regular eye tests with an eyecare specialist called anContinue reading “Oligo-articular JIA”

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. Most types of childhood arthritis are known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). JIA causes pain and inflammation in 1 or more joints for at least 6 weeks. Although theContinue reading “Arthritis and children”

Arthritis

Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children.     Types of arthritis Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis RheumatoidContinue reading “Arthritis”