There are a range of charities and societies who provide information, help and support for people who suffer from arthritis. These include The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, Versus Arthritis, The Hypermobility Syndromes Association and the National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society
For information on specific conditions we have provided links to a range of resources.
- Axial Spondyloarthritis (formerly known as Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
- Lupus (SLE)
- Sjogren’s Syndrome
What to do if you are experiencing a flare-up of an existing inflammatory condition.
If you under the care of a Rheumatology Consultant in Gateshead and Newcastle you can get help and advice on what to do by contacting the Rheumatology Advice Line.
If you are a Gateshead patient contact 0191 445 5240 (9am -12 noon Mon- Fri excluding bank holidays).
If you are a Newcastle patient contact 0191 213 7967 (Option 3).
What to do if you are concerned you may have an inflammatory condition.
If you are concerned that your symptoms are due to an undiagnosed inflammatory condition it is important that you seek an early diagnosis. Contact you General Practitioner who will be able to help you with diagnosis and treatment. The National Axial Spondylarthropathy Society have a useful symptom checker which can help you prepare.