It is estimated that in the UK, around 10 million people have some form of arthritis and the condition can affect people of all ages.
Inflammatory arthritis is a group of conditions where the body’s defence system starts attacking tissues instead of germs and viruses which can cause pain, stiffness and joint damage. The three most common forms of inflammatory arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.
Dr Masroor Ahmad, Consultant Rheumatologist, who will host the talk titled Aches & Pains – Myths of Arthritis, said: “People will be given the opportunity to learn more about the key factors in recognising and stopping the spread of inflammatory arthritis, how we treat the condition with medications and exercise, and how the treatment has changed over the years to manage the disease and help people live a normal way of life.
“Rapid diagnosis and early treatment is critical to the management of pain and reducing deformity. We have an excellent team here and our main aim is to diagnose the condition early and start treatment within the first three weeks.”
The free talk will be held on Wednesday 30 January, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm in the Post-Graduate Centre, at North Manchester General Hospital. The event is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospitals and the services they provide. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members.
To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email email@example.com
All Medicine for Members events are listed under Events at www.pat.nhs.uk