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It was a very difficult time for the whole family. I felt as if we were living through a disaster movie. I ARTHRITIS is a condition causing pain and inflammation in a joint – and people of all ages are among Ireland’s sufferers, totalling 915,000.
The most common kind is osteoarthritis, which affects around 80% of patients – mostly adults over 40.
More typical in women and people with a family history of arthritis, it occurs most often in the hands, spine, knees and hips – initially affecting the smooth cartilage lining of the joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis affects mostly women. It occurs when the body’s immune system targets affected joints.
Symptoms of arthritis depend on which kind you have, but can include tender, stiff, inflamed and painful joints and warm, red skin over the affected joint.
There is no cure for the condition but treatments for osteoarthritis include painkillers, antiinflammatory drugs and steroids.
In severe cases surgery to replace or fuse joints may be recommended by doctors.
For rheumatoid arthritis, painkillers, anti-rheumatic drugs and physiotherapy can help.
For further information on how to manage arthritis, visit www.arthritisireland. ie.
couldn’t see how there was ever going to be a happy ending. But Mum and Dad survived. I survived. And, most importantly, Frances survived. She’s now in a decent, secure
home. It proved to me that nothing bad lasts forever. It was very, very tough at the time but we got through it together.”
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