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Arthritis overview

There are more than 200 types of arthritis. Common arthritis symptoms of inflammation, pain, and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis). Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Other types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis and gout. No matter which type of arthritis you have, you need an accurate diagnosis before your doctor can recommend treatment.

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Keyhole surgery to relieve symptoms of degenerative knee disease is an inappropriate treatment for almost all people with this condition, an international panel of experts is advising.

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