Types of arthritis
Arthritis, in all its forms, comes with painful or debilitating symptoms. The types of arthritis include:
This form of arthritis is characterized by a breakdown of joint cartilage and bone. The symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis is believed to be a leading cause of physical disabilities worldwide.
This type of arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect various body systems beyond the joints. An autoimmune disorder, the condition comes about when the immune system attacks the body’s tissues.
It is estimated that about 1.5 million people suffer from lupus. A chronic autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own tissues, it may be first identified by a distinctive facial rash.
Gout is caused when crystals of urate (uric acid) accumulate in the joints, leading to intense pain. The condition is often related to a diet which is high in uric acid, which could include red meat, shellfish, and excessive alcohol consumption.
A chronic health disorder, fibromyalgia comes with muscle, bone, and joint pain, along with fatigue and other symptoms. It is believed the condition could be triggered by an accident, PTSD, repetitive motions, viral infections, or obesity.
Many people who have psoriasis may also experience joint pain during a breakout, affecting any part of the body, from fingers to spine.