Understanding Arthritis

Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammationn in one or more joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis.Ă‚ The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain. Pain is often constant, and may be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthritis is due to inflammation that occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff painful joints and fatigue.

Classification of Arthritis

There are hundred different forms of arthritis such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and related autoimmune diseases.

Symptoms of Arthritis


Pain is common symptoms of all types of arthritis. Here we include other symptoms like swelling, joint stiffness and aching around the joints. Types of arthritis like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis can affect other organs of the body. Here we are following other symptoms of arthritis:-

Inability to use the hand or walk
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