Rheumatoid arthritis causes and symptoms
Rheumatoid arthritis affects approximately 400,000 people in the UK. It is usually diagnosed in those aged between 40 – 50 years old and is most common amongst women.
Rheumatoid arthritis can often bring about flare-ups where your symptoms get significantly worse for a period of time. If you are experiencing a flare-up, you can help to alleviate some of your discomfort with gentle exercises, putting heated or cold items on the joint and letting those around you know so that they are able to support you.