Polyarthritis is referred to a medical condition impacting multiple joints leading to arthritis. Poly arthritis affects more than 4 joints that are diagnosed with arthritis. According to The John Hopkins Arthritis Centre, polyarthritis is not an arthritis type rather a combination of psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus arthritis.
Polyarthritis is an auto immune disorder and unlike all other types of arthritis it is not caused by joint injuries. It causes inflammation and swelling of the joints and commonly affects the spine and the fingers. Polyarthritis affects many patients but is difficult to diagnose. Understanding how polyarthritis is caused will depend on the severity of the underlying symptoms causing it. It is usually treated with physical therapy and heat compression. The treatment of polyarthritis is simple: treat the symptoms and relieve the pain.
Symptoms of Polyarthritis is listed as follows:
Some symptoms can be detected as Polyarthritis is a combination of arthritis:
Detecting the symptoms of polyarthritis at an early stage may ease the pain and delay the degenerative process of polyarthritis.