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Rheumatology
Advanced treatment for chronic inflammatory conditions

Rheumatology is the medical speciality that diagnoses and treats rheumatic diseases of the musculo-skeletal system and soft-tissues, auto-immune diseases and connective tissue disorders.

Rheumatoid arthritis

There are over 400,000 people in the UK living with RA, which is the second most common form of arthritis. Although there is no cure currently, early diagnosis and adherence and persistence with the right treatment, is helping many people have periods of months or even years between flares. This can help you to lead full lives and continue normal activities like work.

Source: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/arthritis/
Helpful links
  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis NHS
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) means that there is inflammation in a child’s joint that isn’t caused by any other condition. It refers to a number of different types of arthritis that occurs in children and young people under the age of 16.

The type of JIA that a child or young person has is determined by the number of joints that are affected in the first six months of their disease, as well as any other problems that they are having, such as pain in their feet or back.

It is suspected that as many as 1 in 1,000 children or young people are affected by JIA, with around 1,500 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK.

Source: https://jia.org.uk/resource/what-is-jia/
Helpful links
  • National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS)
Ankylosing Spondylitis

The long-term condition affects the spine and other areas of the body which become inflamed. It’s more common in men than women and usually tends to develop in teenagers and young adults. Although symptoms vary, they usually involve backpain and stiffness, fatigue and inflammation. Again, there is no cure, but treatment can be prescribed to help with the symptoms and help you to manage the condition.

Source: https://nass.co.uk/about-as/as-facts-and-figures/
Helpful links
  • National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis is an inflammatory condition associated with Psoriasis. Symptoms include stiffness, swelling and pain in and around the joints. With early diagnosis and adherence and persistence to the right treatment, it’s possible to slow down its progression and minimise the impact on the joints.

Source: https://www.psoriasis-association.org.uk/about-psoriatic-arthritis
Helpful links
  • Psoriasis Association

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