People are risking life confined to a wheelchair because they are not getting medical help quickly enough for a chronic joint condition.
An arthritis specialist today urged people not to dismiss aches, pains and swellings in joints but to seek treatment.
Delay can lead to patients becoming disabled and, in some cases, dependent on a wheelchair to get around.
Dr Arumugam Moorthy, a consultant rheumatologist at Leicester’s hospitals, is hoping today’s World Arthritis Day will help raise awareness of the condition.
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