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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints. It can affect one joint or multiple joints. but the term is used to describe around 200 conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. It is a rheumatic condition. Rheumatic conditions tend to involve pain, aching, stiffness, and swelling in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly.

The symptoms of arthritis usually develop over time, but they may also appear suddenly. The typical age for developing rheumatoid arthritis is between ages 30 and 50. It can, however, affect children, teens, and younger adults.

Arthritis was commonly developed after the age of 50-60 years, but some studies reveal radiographic evidence of OA occurring in women in their 40s. It also tends to be more prevalent in individuals who are overweight.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling are the most common symptoms of arthritis. Your symptoms may also feel worse in the morning when you get out of bed or upon standing up after you’ve been resting.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Include:

  • Limited range of motion that sometimes goes away after movement
  • Popping with bending
  • Muscle weakness around the joint
  • Instability or buckling of the joint
  • Bony growths in the fingers
  • Grating or scraping feeling in the knees

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis include:

  • Morning stiffness that can last 30 minutes
  • More than one affected joint.
  • Inflammation of the eyes and mouth.
  • Inflammation of the heart muscle and blood vessels.
  • Low red blood cell count.
  • Onset in smaller joints like feet and hands.
  • Same joints on both sides of the body are affected.
  • fatigue.

Arthritis

What Causes Arthritis?

  • Wear and tear of a joint from overuse.
  • Old age.
  • Injuries.
  • Genes or family history.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Obesity.
  • Autoimmune disorders.

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