Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes including wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases.

Symptoms include pain, swelling, reduced range of motion, and stiffness.

Medications, physical therapy, or sometimes surgery helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that can worsen with age.

  • joint inflammation

Consult a doctor for medical advice

Sources:  Mayo Clinic and others.

Very common

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Cases per year

More than 3 million cases per year in US

Treatment from medical professional advised

Requires a medical diagnosis

Requires lab test or imaging

More common in females

Can last several years or be lifelong

Emergency room visit recommended in severe cases

Family history may increase likelihood

Doctors will examine joint movements. Blood test and imaging tests help in diagnosing the severity of inflammation and check the progression of disease.

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