Arthritis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options


Arthritis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Options

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If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or if you have trouble moving, you may have arthritis. Most types of arthritis cause pain and swelling in the joints. Joints are places where two bones, such as the elbow or the knee, are found. Over time, a swollen joint may be severely damaged. Some types of arthritis can also cause problems in organs such as the eyes or skin.

Types of arthritis include

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is often associated with aging or an injury.
Autoimmune arthritis occurs when the body's immune system attacks the healthy cells of your body by mistake. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of this type of arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a form of the disease that occurs in children.
Infectious arthritis is an infection that has spread from another part of the body to the joint.
Psoriatic arthritis affects people with psoriasis.
Gout is a painful type of arthritis that occurs when too much uric acid accumulates in the body. It often starts in the big toe.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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