Living well with arthritis

Nobody wants an illness to get in the way of their daily life. This section is all about adapting to arthritis and carrying on the things that are important to you.

Living well with arthritis

Nobody wants an illness to get in the way of their daily life. This section is all about adapting to arthritis and carrying on the things that are important to you.

At home

These pages look at driving, getting better sleep, what exercise you can do with arthritis, and how arthritis can affect your sex life.

Driving with arthritis

Looks at how to stay driving comfortably with the help of accessories, modifications to your car, and different techniques for getting in and out of the car.

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Sleeping

Covers different strategies for getting a better night’s sleep, and how to seek medical help if nothing you’ve tried is working.

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Sex

This page offers guidance if you’re less interested in sex than you used to be, or you’re looking for ways to adapt.

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At work

These pages look at your employment rights if you have arthritis, what support you can get to continue working, and what to do if you’re considering giving up work.

Can I work?

This page looks at whether you can be barred from particular jobs if you have arthritis, and whether to tell your employer about your condition.

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Adapting at work

This page looks at your rights at work with arthritis, what happens if you need time off, and how to make your working situation more manageable.

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Giving up work

This page looks at the emotional and financial impact of giving up work, how to deal with it, and what support you can get.

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common form of arthritis, is a disease which causes inflammation in your joints.

How is rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed?

Looks at the process of diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and what happens next.

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How is it treated?

An overview of the different types of treatment that might be offered to someone with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Types of treatment

The pages in this section go into more detail about the different treatment options for arthritis and what to expect.

FAQs about medication

Looks at what the different types of medication for arthritis do, and what to do if you’re worried about side effects.

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Hip and knee replacements

This page looks at what happens if the person you care for needs to go into hospital for a hip or knee replacement, and how long recovery might take.

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Other kinds of surgery

Looks at the different operations someone might be offered if they have arthritis and how you can help.

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Therapies

Covers the main types of therapy for arthritis: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy.

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Sports and activity

This page will explain the kinds of sports and activities that are best if you have arthritis, with some tips about how to exercise safely.

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