Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 8.5 million people in the UK. It develops gradually over time, causing joints to become stiff and painful. It can affect any joint but commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, feet and spine.

Useful Links

Arthritis Research UKArthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. Everything we do is underpinned by research

NHS Choices Guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks of Osteoarthritis from the NHS

Osteoarthritis Factsheet This factsheet is for people who have osteoarthritis or who would like information about it.

Arthritis Care Arthritis Care exists to support people with arthritis. They are the UK’s largest organisation working with and for all people who have arthritis.