Arthritis is a joint disorder that includes swelling of one or many joints. There are more than hundred different types of arthritis. The most common type is, osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), this is 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 also caused by joint infection.
The main complaint by people who have arthritis is joint pain. Pain is constant and could be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthritis is due to inflammation that occurs around the joint, broken to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscle strains caused by forceful actions against stiff painful joints and fatigue.
Signs of osteoarthritis could consist of joint pain and intensifying stiffness that grows slowly.
Signs of rheumatoid arthritis could consist of painful irritation, inflammation, and stiffness in the fingers, hands, legs, and wrists taking place in the same joints on both sides of the body, in particular upon awakening.
Signs of infectious arthritis could include fever, chills, joint swelling, tenderness, and sharp pains that is associated with an injury or infection elsewhere in your body.
The pain and stiffness come on suddenly, regardless of whether from the effected area or an mysterious cause.
The pain comes with the fever.
The pain grows suddenly and is related to redness and extreme tenderness of the joint.
You discover pain and stiffness in your hands, legs, or back after sitting for down for a brief period or after a night's sleep.
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