Other Types of Arthritis - Arthritis Action

Other Types of Arthritis

There are many other types of arthritis for example:

  • Juvenile inflammatory arthritis (inflammatory arthritis starting below the age of 16)
  • Enteropathic arthritis (arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Reactive arthritis (arthritis triggered by an infection)
  • Post viral arthritis (arthritis triggered by a virus)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (to find out more click here)
  • Ankolysing spondylitis (to find out more click here)


All of these types of arthritis are different but they tend to cause similar problems of pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints and sometimes pain in the low back or spine. Whatever the type of arthritis, self-management can help.

  • Exercising the joints cannot cause more damage and will usually help reduce pain and ease stiffness.
  • Eating a healthy diet and keeping to a healthy weight can reduce the pressure on the joints, reduce pain and improve function.
  • Reducing stress, improving your sleep, relaxing, socialising and sharing your experiences with others can help you better manage your pain.

Self-Manage your Arthritis:


Try out our arthritis-friendly recipes, which are easy to prepare and cook while also providing plenty of healthy ingredients and nutrients to help you manage your condition.

Pain Management

Living with arthritis can be very painful. Discover some strategies to help you manage your pain and keep active, while you wait to be seen by a healthcare professional.

Chair-Based Exercises

Regular exercise is essential as it helps to strengthen the muscles that protect and support the joints. Exercise has even been shown to help reduce the pain of arthritis and improve function.