Arthritis is a common condition that involves pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint or multiple joints.(1) According to the NHS, in the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other similar conditions that affect the joints.(2)
If you have joint pain that doesn’t go away after a few days, you should see a doctor to find out what is causing the joint pain.
Arthritis symptoms are most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65, however, it can develop in people of any age. It is also more common in women than men, and arthritis is known to be more common in people who are overweight.(3)
The main symptoms of arthritis may include;
- Tender, warm, swollen joints
- Stiffness of joints
- Loss of appetite