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Self-care with inflammatory arthritis

Although there is no cure for inflammatory arthritis, there are many things you can do to reduce pain and stiffness and to help prevent joint damage and disability.

Financial support

For information about funding that your GP might be able to use to reduce the cost of your health care, see Funding schemes at your general practice.

To find out about the disability allowance benefit, see Disability allowance.

Transport and parking has information about mobility parking permits, the Total Mobility half-price taxi scheme, and other transport options.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed May 2021.

Page reference: 48761

Review key: HIRPA-18707