Arthritic Pain

Why do I get arthritis and what are the causes?

Joint damage can cause pain which affects any part of your body, from your hands, wrists and shoulders, through to your knees and ankles. As we get older, painful joints can also become increasingly common and can be a sign of arthritis. However, joint pain can affect people of all ages.

Who suffers from arthritis?

Around 10 million people in the UK have arthritis, so almost 1 in 6 of us.1


What are the common symptoms of arthritis?

Tenderness and stiffness around the joints.

Should I be concerned about my arthritis?

Joint pain is very common; it’s usually caused by an injury, but it could be due to arthritis.

What not to do when you have arthritis

While joint pain and arthritis are very common, it is important not to ignore ongoing symptoms. There are many treatments that can help slow down the development of the condition.

What can I do about arthritis?

To get short-term relief try the RICE approach. (Rest, Ice, Comfortable Support, Elevation).1
That involves resting the joint to prevent further injury, applying an ice pack for 15 minutes then for comfortable support use a support bandage to hold it in place, which goes up as far as the next joint on each side. Finally, elevate the injury and support it with something soft, like a cushion.

Try Solpadeine Plus, Solpadeine Max or Solpadeine Headache.

Ask your pharmacist for more advice.



  • Clinically proven to work when regular pain relief is not enough1
  • The soluble tablets get to work 2x faster than Paracetamol tablets*
  • Available in tablets, soluble tablets and capsules

1Only applicable to Solpadeine Plus and Solpadeine Max
*Based on absorption data

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