Living with arthritis isn''re unable to work. Find out more about the Personal Independence Payment (formerly known as the Disability Living Allowance).
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weight loss camps illinoishow to weight loss camps illinois for It''re overweight, losing weight can really help you cope with arthritis. Too much weight places excess pressure on the joints in your hips, knees, ankles and feet, leading to increased pain and mobility problems.
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If your arthritis is painful, you may not feel like exercising. However, being active can help reduce and prevent pain. Regular exercise can also:
- improve your range of movement and joint mobility
- increase muscle strength
- reduce stiffness
- boost your energy
As long as you do the right type and level of exercise for your condition, your arthritis won''s right for you.
Versus Arthritis has more information and advice about exercising with arthritis and exercises to manage pain.
If you have arthritis, it''t grip too tightly – grip as loosely as possible or use a padded handle to widen your grip
It''s affecting your ability to move around your home and carry out everyday tasks, such as cooking and cleaning.
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Depending on the exact nature of your condition, your GP may be able to refer you to an NHS occupational therapist. However, you may need to access this type of therapy through your local council.
Find your local council on GOV.UK.
Read more about occupational therapy.
Arthritis and driving
You only need to inform the DVLA if you have arthritis and use special controls for driving.
GOV.UK has more information and advice on telling the DVLA about a medical condition or disability.
Children with arthritis
Make sure your child eats healthily and exercises regularly. They need to maintain a healthy weight because being overweight can put strain on their joints and make their arthritis symptoms worse.
Read more about how to help your child maintain a healthy weight.
Having arthritis shouldn''s health so they can provide extra support if needed.
Versus Arthritis has more information for parents of children with arthritis.
Page last reviewed: 14 December 2018
Next review due: 14 December 2021