Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation of the joints and bones. There are several different types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it can affect people of all ages.
It is important to see your GP if you have any signs or symptoms of arthritis, so they can refer to further treatments. However, improving your overall health and wellbeing can have a positive impact on your symptoms.
Arthritis Action is a national charity supporting people living with arthritis through healthy eating advice, mental health resources, pain management techniques, local Groups, exercise advice and resources. The Charity has put together a number of seated exercises you can try in a chair at home, which have been designed in collaboration with wellbeing organisation Oomph!, as part of a programme developed to encourage people with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions to become more active.
Arthritis Action run a number of ‘Online Groups’ to help you stay connected with others and help you self-manage the symptoms of arthritis from the comfort of your own home.