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Arthritis

What does it mean?

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, limiting its function and accompanied with stiffness, swelling and pain. If left untreated, this condition can cause compensation in other joints or muscles.

Who gets affected?

It affects people from all backgrounds, age groups and lifestyles. It is widely seen in children, young adults and old people.

By what names we acknowledge arthritic conditions?

There are over 100 forms of arthritis. Every arthritis presents with different conditions and involvement of joints, sometimes involving other systemic organs like the eyes and heart.

The most common of arthritis are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis.

How do I know I have arthritis?

It affects people in different ways but most commonly the symptoms seen are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Restricted or Loss of movement
  • General symptoms like tiredness, weight loss and feeling unwell.

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