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Arthritis in the UK: a closer look

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK, commonly causing stiffness and pain in the joints. When a sufferer develops osteoarthritis the cartilage covering the ends of bones within the joint wears and the bone below often thickens.

The surfaces within the joints become damaged and result in restricted natural movement and often a grating sensation. In severe cases, joints can have very little remaining cartilage and result in severe discomfort for sufferers.

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