Arthritis is a general term which is used to describe a painful condition affecting the joints or bones.There are over 200 different types, such as osteoathritis, the most common form, or rheumatoid arthritis, which is a type of inflamatory arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis, which can cause the bones to fuse.
Any one of any age can develop arthritis, though it is more common in older people. Up to 25% of people in Wales have self-reported arthritis as a problem, and there are at least 600 children who have a form of the condition.
The organisations listed here are a source of further information, support and practical help if you're living with this condition.
Information and practical help with self-management of the condition, this organisation also has several branches across Wales which can provide you with help and support.
All the latest news, campaigns and research about the condition.
An organisation which campigns and offers practical help with this form of arthritis.
Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.
NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.