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Arthritis

Arthritis is referred to as an inflammation of the joint. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), it could be as a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age related. Other forms of arthritis are Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Gout and Pseudo gout, Ankylosing spondylitis, Still’s disease and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection

Signs & Symptoms of Arthritis:

Risk Factors for Arthritis:

  • Age
  • Previous injury
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Sex (RA is common in women’s)
  • Obesity (excessive weight)
  • Family history
  • Repetitive work / Occupation (wear and tear)
  • Infection
  • Hormones (especially related to RA & SLE)