Arthritis and Joint Problems

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has information leaflets on various types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.

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Arthritis Care

The UK's largest voluntary organisation working with and for people with arthritis from every section of the community.

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Arthritis Research UK

Produces a comprehensive range of free information booklets covering over 60 different subjects concerning particular types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Also funds medical research to investigate the cause and cure of arthritis and rheumatism.

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Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

A UK umbrella association bringing together support groups, professional bodies and research organisations in the field of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.

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Arthritis

Information from the Pain Relief Foundation.

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Medicine Guide for Synovitis

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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BBC Guide to Arthritis

Clear, quality health information from the BBC including general advice, putting the emphasis on pointing you in the right directions to help yourself.

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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Alliance

Dedicated to raising awareness and helping people with Psoriatic Arthritis (PA) and its associated skin disorder, Psoriasis.

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Children's Chronic Arthritis Association

A leading charity run by parents and professionals to provide help and information for children with arthritis, their families and professionals involved in their care. Offers emotional and practical support to maximize choices and opportunities and raise awareness of childhood arthritis in the community.

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British Sjögren's Syndrome Association

BSSA offers information and advice to members on how to cope with the various aspects of Sjögren's syndrome. Quarterly newsletter.

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Lupus UK

The charity supports those who suffer with the autoimmune disease, systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

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Lupus Trust from St Thomas' Hospital, London

Providing information and support for lupus/lupus variant and other connective tissue diseases, including Hughes (the antiphospholipid) Syndrome.

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Arthritis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Baker's cyst

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK list of patient support groups for arthritis conditions.

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Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

Author:
Dr Tim Kenny
Document ID:
8443 (v8)
Last Checked:
25 March 2011

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