People with Arthritis shouldn't have to suffer.
I have pledged to support Arthritis Research UK for the thousands of local people in Haslingden and Hyndburn living every day with the pain of arthritis.
In Hyndburn alone, 6,769 people are living with the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis of the knee, with 3,961 suffer from osteoarthritis of the hip.
With Arthritis Research UK and I agreed to support the charity's 'Prevent, Transform, Cure' manifesto.
Musculoskeletal conditions, including osteoarthritis, back pain and osteoporosis are the single biggest cause of disability and pain across the country, 10 million people in the UK are in pain right now because of arthritis.
The pain, fatigue and lack of mobility prevents millions of people doing simple tasks such as making a cup of tea or walking to the shops.
The manifesto called for an end to the myth that nothing can be done for people with arthritis.
Arthritis Research UK have pledged to:
- • campaign to make musculoskeletal conditions a public health priority
- • fight to ensure that people with arthritis get high-quality care at the time that they need it
- • champion the UK's leadership role in medical research.