Local MP Justin Madders has pledged to continue to work with the charity Arthritis Research UK to push back the limits of arthritis for the thousands of local people living with the pain, isolation and fatigue of the condition.
10 million people live with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions across the UK. In Cheshire West and Chester almost 60,000 people live with back pain alone, with a further 46,500 living with osteoarthritis of the knee and hip, the two most common forms of the painful condition.
Speaking as Arthritis Champion for Ellesmere Port and Neston Justin said:
“What this campaign has made clear is the massive impact arthritis can have on a person’s life, and the huge number of local people that are living with arthritis right now.
“These are painful conditions, and Arthritis Research UK’s work to raise awareness of the impact it has on people’s lives and help people find a better way of treating arthritis is crucial.
“The Government needs to listen to the voice of people with arthritis and help Arthritis Research UK ensure they receive the care, support and opportunities they need to live independent lives.”