What Is Arthritis?

There are over one hundred forms of arthritis and related disorders. For instance, osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of the disease. However, you will also come across gout, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and fibromyalgia. All of these diseases have in common that they cause pain and many of them cause severe pain.

What is arthritis? It is very basically an inflammation in the body which can cause pain and swelling, and is often found in and around the joint. The fluid filled sack inside the joint becomes inflamed, and this is what causes the pain. But, as we learn more about arthritis some diseases such as Crohn’s disease and Lupus, may soon be reclassified as arthritis. Continue Reading

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