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Arthritis Care

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
020 7380 6500 or 0808 800 4050(Helpline)
Sector:
Voluntary

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Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people older. There are different forms of arthritis; each has a different cause.
Healthcare is the treatment and prevention of illness. Health care is delivered by professionals in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy and allied health services.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is "...an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.