arthritis

arthritis

Arthritis refers to a condition of pain and inflammation in a joint which leads to restricted joint movements. It is perceived to be disease of the old, but can affect people of all ages. There are two types of arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, stiffness and tenderness. Among other arthritis symptoms are weakness, muscle wasting and red skin over the affected joint. As of now, there is no arthritis cure. So, the treatment of arthritis focuses on slowing down the condition. Painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs are advised for easing the complication of arthritis. Arthroplasty (joint replacement), arthodesis and osteotomy are among other treatment options for arthritis.

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