What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a kind of joint disorder involving inflammation of one or more joints. There are over hundred different forms of arthritis and the most common form, related degeneration is of joint, it may be an outcome of infection to the joint, trauma of the joint, or age.
How can it affect the joints?
Arthritis can affect and damage any joint in the human body, though it mostly affects joints in the hips, knees, hands and spine. Typically, Arthritis affects only one joint but in some cases, such as with finger arthritis, different joints can be affected.
What are the symptoms to look for?
The most common symptoms of Arthritis involve joint pain, joint swelling, stiffness especially in the morning, redness of the skin around a joint, and limited movement or loss of flexibility.