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Osteoarthritis in the UK: A closer look

To mark National Arthritis Week 2014, leading arthritis awareness charity Arthritis Care released findings from Arthritis Nation 2014, a study which suggests over 70% of arthritis sufferers are enduring constant pain.

As a brand that works hard to empathised with customers who suffer from arthritis, Stannah Stairlifts are continuously making efforts to better understand the challenges our customers face often on a daily basis. The Osteoarthritis Suit researched and designed collaboratively with Loughborough University offered innovative insight to ensure products and staff continued to help customers retain their independence in and out of the home.

Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects millions of people across the UK. The effect of osteoarthritis varies greatly from person to person but for most it’s a constant source of pain and stiffness. It can make the most trival daily tasks a painstaking mission.

In order to alleviate the symptoms it’s vital to first understand the condition. Our infographic below highlights some of the most important facts about osteoarthritis. Learn about the impact of the osteoarthritis in the UK – the most common joint disease – the causes of the pain and common areas of the body affected below.

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