Arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis) involves damage to articular cartilage and other structures in and around joints, including inflammation; the most commonly affected joints are the knee and the hip. About 10% of people aged over 55 in the UK have painful knee osteoarthritis associated with mild to moderate disability.

For more information on how acupuncture may be able to help with the symptoms of osteoarthritis, please download this factsheet.