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Modern lifestyles mean arthritis is on the rise – and it’s not just the elderly who are affected. Luckily, there’s lots you can do to manage the condition, says expert Dr Benjamin Ellis
Stiff hands can be a warning sign
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Mention arthritis, and most people will probably imagine an older person with painful joints and aching muscles. But arthritis is actually an umbrella term used to describe many different conditions that affect all the bones, muscles and joints in the body – and there are over 200 musculoskeletal conditions!

Arthritis is not limited to the elderly either; more than 10,000 children in the UK are currently living with the condition, while one in four adults with osteoarthritis are aged between 45 and 64. There’s still a lot of confusion surrounding arthritis – the different types, how to manage it, the impact it has – but learning more about it can empower you to manage it more effectively.

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Celebrate a more meaningful Christmas this year with our special Christmas issue of Healthy. Inside you'll find ways to enjoy the big day that are more conscious, stress-free and will make you feel happier. We have recipes for a vegetarian Christmas feast so delicious that everyone will want some! Our beauty section will get you looking your party best - naturally! Plus, how to spot if you're stressed, give up alcohol for a month, and ways to help you manage arthritis. Find out more in the brand new issue of Healthy!