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Pain and Arthritis
Millions of people in the UK live with chronic pain every day.
Will you help relieve the crippling pain of arthritis sufferers?
People with arthritis live with severe pain. Even just getting dressed can be an agonising ordeal. Yet we are still not sure how to manage it. Arthritis affects young and old alike. Joint replacement surgery can provide relief, but 15% of patients report persistent pain even after their operations.
Our ageing population and rising obesity will see an increase in arthritis over the next 10 to 20 years. The need to better understand arthritis and improve the lives of people who suffer from it has never been more urgent.
The Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre - launched at the University in 2010 – is the UK’s Centre for Excellence for research into arthritis pain. Our research will improve treatments for pain from osteoarthritis of the knee. We are translating these findings to explore how to alleviate pain caused by other forms of arthritis and in other joints, including rheumatoid arthritis and back pain.
Our research will help reduce the pain and disability associated with arthritis, allowing sufferers to look forward to a future of greater independence and well-being, here in the UK and around the world.
What will your Impact be?
Your support for Pain and Arthritis will have a genuine impact on the quality of life of people with arthritis.
“Within five years we will have a much better understanding of the mechanisms behind pain, will have piloted trials looking at targeting the effectiveness of existing drugs, and played a big part in the development of new painkilling drugs.” Professor David Walsh, Director, Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre.