Arthritis

...and how MedicAlert can help you

If you have arthritis then joining MedicAlert could support you in an emergency situation. Your ID jewellery and personal record will alert a first responder to your type of arthritis so they can offer you appropriate treatment and pain relief, taking into consideration any medications you may be taking to ensure there aren’t any interactions. If required, the first responder is able to access further information, such as your emergency contacts or specialist clinic details, ensuring fast accurate treatment.

During an emergency

MedicAlert supports you

By relaying information

To ensure fast accurate treatment

How does MedicAlert help?

MedicAlert supports you via our membership service and custom-made medical ID jewellery. Our jewellery enables emergency professionals to gain vital information from your secure emergency personal record.

MedicAlert membership costs only £32 per year; less than 10p per day, providing you with life-saving services and peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

  • MedicAlert jewellery is always worn on your pulse points, and the front of each disc carries our international medical symbol; this ensures it's spotted promptly in an emergency
  • The back of the MedicAlert disc would be engraved with your type of arthritis i.e. Osteoporosis or Ankylosing spondylitis, our emergency telephone number, any other conditions or information as well as your unique membership number used to identify your personal record
  • The emergency line is available 24/7, 365 days a year to first responders, police and healthcare professionals with translation services in over 100 languages and dialects. Wherever you are in the world, we can support you.
  • Your personal record is as unique as you, with the flexibility to hold a variety of information such as:
    • Health related conditions
    • Allergies
    • Medications
    • Scanned documents i.e. if you have an implant or pacemaker / ICD Advanced Decisions
    • Emergency contacts so your loved ones will be notified quickly

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More information

Types of arthritis

Arthritis affects around 10 million in the UK alone, with the most common types of arthritis being rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis.

Other types of arthritis include:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Oligoarthritis
  • Polyarthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Systemic-onset JIA
  • Enthesitis-related JIA

Arthritis in children

Although arthritis most commonly affects individuals aged 40 and above, it can occur at any age and is often associated with joint-related issues or as a result from an injury.

In the UK alone, they estimate around 15,000 children are affected by juvenile idiopathic arthritis with many fortunately growing out of this condition later in life.

Information derived from NHS | Arthritis

Member stories | Arthritis

Read about Ian and his international travels; how MedicAlert has supported him as far as China and New York. How his knowledge as a retired nurse has influenced his decision to remain as a MedicAlert member for 30+ years.

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Bespoke engraving

Every MedicAlert disc is custom engraved with your conditions or medications, each as unique as the individual.

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Peace of mind for your Arthritis

Becoming a MedicAlert member has many benefits, why not create a MyMedicAlert account today to discover what details we can store for you.

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