Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a single joint or multiple. Around 10 million people suffer with the condition in the UK. It most often develops in adults in their late 40s or older but can also occur in children.

There are numerous types of arthritis, although the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the more common of the two and is characterised by joint pain and stiffness and in some cases swelling and grating of the joint. As part of normal life, our joints are exposed to a continuous level of minor damage. However in osteoarthritis, the cartilage cushioning the joint breaks down causing the swelling and pain synonymous with the condition. Exact causes are unknown but can occur as a result of an injury, obesity or be associated with other joint-related conditions, such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis.

The other most common form of arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is a long-term condition where symptoms can fluctuate to periods of severe pain and swelling, known as ‘flare-ups’. It’s also more common in women and people with a family history of the condition. Differing from osteoarthritis which is caused by the environment, RA is an auto-immune disease which means your immune system incorrectly attacks your joints, causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Over time the condition can worsen to effect the nearby cartilage and bone, and even other parts of the body.

The mainstream’s approach to treating the disease is to prescribe powerful painkillers that only shield the painful symptoms associated with the condition. Few mainstream therapies focus on repairing the damaged joint cartilage or combating the inflammation associated with arthritis. So, what are your alternatives? Can the condition be treated without having to resort to taking powerful painkillers and steroid injections on a regular basis?

The Daily Health will help you find answers to all these questions and much, much more so that you are able to understand and manage a diagnosis of arthritis.

Latest Articles in Arthritis

arthritis, celadrin

Noise in your knees may signal arthritis

It's unavoidable... as you keep adding years to your life, your body just isn't the same anymore... You step off a curb… or kneel to pick something up… and CRUNCH! And if your...

Read More

Female Doctor looking at Hip Fracture x-ray

Gout increases the risk of hip fractures

Gout – a very common form of arthritis – is caused by an excess of uric acid, which is created by our bodies to break down a substance in some foods called purine. Now, if you...

Read More


Spice Up Your Arthritis Relief

Over and over again, modern science proves natural, alternative health approaches to be effective and safe for their traditional uses. And unlike most pharmaceutical drugs, these a...

Read More

vitamin d, osteoporosis

Protect Your Joints With Vitamin D

Here at The Daily Health, we've written numerous times health benefits of the sunshine vitamin ? vitamin D. Adequate levels are necessary to help prevent common cancers, heart and...

Read More

Arthritic hands

Celebrex – Steer Clear Of This Osteoarthritis Drug

Back in 2014, we told you how the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a generic version of Celebrex - a COX-2 non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), commonl...

Read More

arthritis, Tocilizumab

Alleviating Arthritis Naturally

Yesterday, I told you how promising new research has found that the antioxidant power of pomegranates may be able to help reduce your arthritis symptoms. However, I also warned tha...

Read More

pomegranate juice

Pomegranate Extract Found To Reduce Arthritis Pain By 62%

Brushing your teeth becomes difficult. Putting the cap back on your shampoo bottle is a task on its own. Holding a cup of tea is a challenge... These are just some of the difficult...

Read More

Yogurt and red berries

Surprising Cause Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

For rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain sufferers, the results of a new study could be a game-changer ?¦ At New York University, a rheumatologist, Dr. Jose Scher, recently discov...

Read More

joint pain, chronic pain, natural relief, osteoarthritis

Ashwagandha Soothes Away Stubborn Joint Pain

Ashwagandha (also known as Indian ginseng) is well-known for its immune-boosting properties and have also been shown to help improve thyroid function and fight fatigue. In two dif...

Read More


Tanezumab – FDA Allows Trials To Continue On This Horror Drug

Tanezumab was going to be Pfizer's next cash cow. It was one of a new class of anti-nerve growth factor (anti-NGF) drugs, which blocks a key protein that helps deliver your body's...

Read More

Page 1 of 512345