Monday 13th May is the start of Arthritis Care Week. With the theme of 'Something Can Always Be Done'.The aim of Arthritis Care Awareness Week is to help and educate people in a relaxed environment.
Arthritis in the UK is very common and affects some ten million people (one in six) of the UK population, many of whom are in constant pain.
But knowledge of arthritis is very low, misunderstanding and misinformation rife, and most people think that there's nothing that they can do about it and that it's inevitable. Says Arthritis Care acting CEO Phil Baker, " We want to set the record straight during Arthritis Care Week as we believe that something can always be done".
There are 200 types of arthritis and making even small changes to your lifestyle and managing symptoms will help. However, the first step is always the hardest so Arthritis Care say call their free and confidential helpline 0808 800 4050 or email them for help with your condition.