Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints. The primary signs of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which usually intensify with age. There are hundreds of arthritis types but two of the most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is generally a result of normal deterioration, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition. Other types could be a result of uric acid crystals, infections or perhaps underlying disease, such as psoriasis or lupus.

Treatment options vary based on the kind of arthritis so you need to be diagnosed correctly by a physician before he/she can suggest a program for treatment. The primary goals of treatments are to relieve pain and improve quality of life.

Basic Overview of Arthritis

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Arthritis is a common term used for over 100 rheumatic diseases which is a pain, stiffness and/or swelling in joints, tendons, bones or muscles.  Some types of arthritis can affect internal organs and trigger other symptoms.  It’s a common condition among older (65+) population but younger and even children can experience it.  Statistically, more women (24.3%) are affected than men (18.7%) in all generations. Read more »

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