Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting approximately 1% of the population. It is characterised by inflammation of the synovial joints, such as the wrists, elbows, hips and knees. If left untreated, or inadequately treated, rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to cause disability, a reduced quality of life and a loss of work capacity. Professor Robert John Moots, a leading rheumatologist, discusses how one type of medication is having a positive resurgence in treating this complex condition.
Back pain is a common problem that many of us will experience in our lives. It can have a variety of causes, from a slipped disc to muscle strain. Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic (long-term) condition that can cause pain and inflammation and eventually leads to the bones in the spine fusing together. Renowned rheumatologist Professor Robert Moots explains this condition.