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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

There are over 200 types of rheumatic disease and over nine million people in the UK have some form of arthritis. Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Most people with arthritis will experience pain and some difficulty in moving around.

Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. It is not clear what causes it and there is no cure at present. However, treatment can largely alleviate the symptoms and enable people to continue to live an active life, although some modifications may be necessary.

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Spondyloarthropathy

Spondyloarthropathy is a term for a type of inflammatory arthritis which mainly affects the spine, but may also affect peripheral joints such as the hands, knees or shoulders. Inflammation may also occur where ligaments attach to the bones (enthesitis). One form of spondyloarthropathy is ankylosing spondylitis.

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