Can I join the RNR with light arthritis?

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  1. I'm 23 and I've been training and planning to join the Royal Navy but this year I've been having some pains in my joints and it got so bad I went to the hospital and 3 doctors all said they are sure it's arthritis but just waiting to see the Rhumatologist to get the final verdict. Most of the time I don't have the pain or its so minimal I don't notice it but some days it does get bad but do my best to get on with everything. Unfortunately I read that having any form of arthritis is an automatic disqualification from joining any of the British military and I was curious if there is anyway around this if it does turn out to be 100% arthritis. I would be more than happy to be able to become part of the reserves but not sure if I'd even be allowed to even though I know I'd be able to do the training. If it's a definitely a no to being able to join I have no idea what I'd do. If I can't are there any other career paths similar that I can work towards? I would really appreciate any info about this or advice of what I can do if it turns out to be what it looks like. Thank you
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