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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We are currently operating at a reduced capacity. We will endeavour to respond to all messages, however there may be some delay.

We are still able to produce medical ID jewellery and our 24/7 emergency helpline will remain available at all times.

We know that living with arthritis can be challenging

More than 10 million people in the UK have arthritis or similar conditions that affect the joints1. Whilst many believe that only older individuals can be affected by these conditions, they can actually be experienced by people of all ages, including children. 


Arthritic conditions can cause joint pain, stiffness, inflammation, weakness and swelling, all impacting the activities of daily living. Whilst there is no cure for arthritis, treatment including medication and physiotherapy can slow it down and help manage your symptoms. 

How MedicAlert can help you

Wearing a MedicAlert bracelet or necklace ensures that paramedics and first responders are aware of your arthritis and any other medical conditions you live with, so that they can support your affected joints and offer appropriate pain relief.
Your record can also highlight any medications you are taking to ensure that there aren't any contraindications.

During an emergency

When every moment matters, you may be unable to speak or recall your vital information in a stressful, unexpected situation.

MedicAlert supports you

Your jewellery will alert emergency professionals to your most crucial information through the custom-engraving on the back of your disc.

by relaying information

Additional information can be accessed, such as medications, next-of-kin contact info, specialist clinic details or important documents.

for fast accurate treatment

Risks of error and complications are heavily reduced, ultimately helping you to get back on your feet and back to normality.

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MedicAlert can provide you with peace of mind

Ian Graham

Ian has been a MedicAlert member for over 40 years. This has given him the confidence to travel extensively knowing his medical details can be accessed quickly worldwide.

READ IAN'S STORY

MedicAlert members

Many of our members have complex medical records and live with multiple conditions. Read their stories, they are all inspiring and empowering, each one in a special way!

MEMBER STORIES

"With the confidence I have with my MedicAlert emblem and membership, I carry on my everyday life as before and know that the right people will be called if I ever need them." - Kate Bradstock

Managing your symptoms

By making positive and healthy lifestyle choices, you can make a big difference in how much arthritis affects your quality of life2. Small tweaks can result in reduced levels of pain, easier movements and increased enjoyment of every day life!

Sleep

Disturbed sleep can affect your health and make the symptoms of arthritis worse. Try to create a bedtime routine, avoid caffeine or disturbances and avoid large meals late in the day.

Diet

Although there are no diets or supplements that will cure your arthritis, a good diet will provide the vitamins and minerals you need. Keep your food varied and focus on a Mediterranean-style diet.

Exercise

Exercises can stretch, strengthen and stabilise the joints. You can find specific exercises the help all different areas of the body and relieve pain, including hip pain, knee pain or tennis elbow.

Accessories

There are many items that are available to purchase that can support you, such as specialised shoes that help distribute weight to reduce the strain on the joints in your hips, feet and knees.

Emotional Health

The emotional effects of arthritis can have as much impact as physical symptoms. Try to keep up with activities you enjoy or take up new ones, stay connected with friends and family and stay active!

Be Organised

Ensure you take medications on time to reduce the impact of symptoms as much as possible. Take charge of your treatment plan and track symptoms to help your doctor determine what works best for you.

What do you need to do to join?

Create account

This provides online access to view and change your record at any time.

Add medical info

Including allergies, conditions, medications, history, documents and contacts.

Choose a medical ID

Our collections include stainless steel, fabric, silicone, silver and gold.

We check your record

Our in-house medical professionals ensure your record is medically sound.

MedicAlert membership costs less than 9p per day; this gives you 24/7 emergency support and peace of mind for just £32 per year.
Your only additional cost will be your choice of medical ID jewellery, which start at very reasonable prices and are available with styles to suit a variety of activities and occasions.


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