We’re working with lots of other local groups to spread information about classes and activities that are available in Cornwall. Head over to our Keep Moving pages to find out more. You will also find links to other pages too!
We all know that we need to be careful in the sun, looking after our skin to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Some medications make our skin more prone to damage and burning such as –
- anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin
- disease modifying medications such as hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, sulfasalazine, leflunomide and azathioprine
- some antibiotics and anti histamines
If you are unsure about your medication, discuss this with your pharmacist, who can advise you on whether your medication may cause your skin to be more sensitive in the sun.
The NHS website has more information on “how to be sun smart” but mainly advises to –
- spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
- make sure you never burn
- coverup with suitable clothes and sunglasses
- use at least factor 30 sunscreen
- take extra care of children.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
We want to here from people with any sort of arthritis with their ideas of what would help them to manage their health better. For example, do you feel a free gym or swimming pool membership could help you to take control of your health and well-being. Maybe some diet help such as 3 months of free vegetable boxes delivered to your house. Free access to walking or cycling groups to help you to be motivated. We would love to hear your thoughts, so please get in touch using the ‘contact us’ button above.
‘A DAY IN THE LIFE’
We are looking for someone with arthritis to write a short piece or diary about their own experiences which we can share on our website. If you feel you can help, please contact us using the contact option in the menu above. Look forward to hearing from you!
WELCOME to the Cornwall Arthritis website. This site is for anybody affected by or interested in arthritis. The site aims to be a one stop shop where you can find local information about services in Cornwall for people with arthritis or other musculoskeletal conditions such as backpain or osteoporosis and links to sources of information from other trusted sites.
The Cornwall Arthritis Trust supports the provision of health care for people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions across Cornwall as well as furthering knowledge and the treatment of these conditions by supporting research and education. It was established in 1976 to develop and equip the Duke of Cornwall Rheumatology Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital but now also supports the care of people in the wider community including through this website.
It is also YOUR website and along with any feedback we would welcome news items, suggestions for content and any other information you think might be useful. Together we can build a useful resource for the people of Cornwall with an interest in arthritis and related conditions. Please email us at email@example.com, or use the “contact us” option on the menu.
Funding for the site is provided by the Cornwall Arthritis Trust, a local charity. We are most grateful to anyone who wishes to fundraise and support our work. If you wish to donate please get in touch or use the DONATE button. Any donations are gratefully received.
WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THE WEBSITE, AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME.