Arthritis and Joint

Arthritis and Joint

A joint is where the ends of two or more bones meet. Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. The disease may affect any joint in the body, but it is particularly common in weight-bearing joints such as the knee, hip, and spine. There are many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, septic arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis, making it the leading cause of disability in America.

While each of these conditions has different causes, the symptoms are often the same: pain, swelling, and stiffness. Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many treatment options available to help manage pain and keep people active.

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