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    Arthritis – causes, symptoms and treatments

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the term arthritis refers to over 100 different diseases that can affect the joints, muscles and other soft tissues.

    The most common are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.

    With so many people living with arthritis pain, these pages provide information that will help you to look after your joints, recognise symptoms, and distinguish between information you can trust and some popular myths.

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Why not to wear high heels to work

High heels aren’t just hot on the cat walk...

Top 10 exercises for a healthy back

Find out ten lower back and core exercises and stretches recommended...

The best ways to look after your joints

Every day, we carry out hundreds of physical actions that involve...

Caring for your back whilst gardening

Follow our top tips to avoid straining your back when out gardening.

Taking a break from your desk

No matter how fantastic your work equipment is, it is still important to break.

Joint action: Holiday joint health

Whether you’re on holiday in the UK or abroad, your joints need your attention...

Boost your bone power!

There is much that we can do to build strong bones and the earlier we start, the better.

Choosing a good chair for your desk

Read our useful guide on how to set up your desk and chair.

Musculoskeletal impact of childhood obesity

Obesity in childhood can affect the musculoskeletal system.