More common than you think

Around the world, millions of people live with chronic pain every day. You probably meet people with chronic pain all the time without even realising, because it’s mostly invisible to everyone except the person who has it. Many people with chronic pain find the strength every day to overcome their invisible foe and carry on as best they can - they’re superheroes!

1 in 25

have Fibromyalgia

(source: versusarthritis.org)

1 in 8

have osteoarthritis

(source: versusarthritis.org)

1 in 200

have axial spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis)

(source: nass.co.uk)

 

1 in 20

women

have Endometriosis

(source: endometriosis-uk.org)

1 in 100

have rheumatoid arthritis

(source: nras.org.uk)

1 in 100

have Psoriatic arthritis

(sources: psoriasis.org and psoriatic-arthritis.com)

 

1 in 250

have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / ME

(source: meassociation.org.uk)

1 in 1000

aged under 16

have Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

(source: jia.org.uk)

1 in 1500

have Lupus

(source: lupusuk.org.uk)

 

1 in 10

aged over 55

have peripheral neuropathy

(source: nhs.org.uk)

1 in 1700

aged over 50

have Polymyalgia Rheumatica

(source: vasculitisfoundation.org)

1 in 50

have chronic migraines

(source: migrainetrust.org)

 

many, many more…