Different types of Arthritis and their causes

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Do you know there are more than one type of arthritis problems affecting different age groups? And they have different causes associated with them.

Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that causes inflammation in one or more parts of joints. Main symptoms of this disease include pain, joint inflammation, stiffness and swelling. It mainly affect people in their older age. Reports have shown that arthritis affects 52.5 million U.S adults which means more than 1 in 5, thus becoming the most common disease in this country.

There are more than one type of arthritis: Today let’s have look at different types of arthritis and their causes.

Common types of arthritis and their causes are as follow:Symptoms are pain, sore or stiff joints particularly in knees, hips and lower back.

Autoimmune arthritis occurs from abnormal immune response of the individual body toward substance which are normally present within the body(autoimmunity).

Rheumatoid arthritis is an example of autoimmune arthritis. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder that mostly affects small joints in hands and feet. This type of arthritis is mainly common in women than in man. Studies have shown about 1.5 million people in United States suffer from this type of arthritis.

Symptoms mainly differ from person to person, but mainly includes pain, fatigue and warm, swollen and reddish joint.

Juvenile arthritis is a type of arthritis which occurs in children with age around 16 or younger. The exact cause of Juvenile arthritis is not known but researchers believe that the main cause must be genetics i.e. child has received the genes from parents who already suffering from arthritis problem.

Symptoms include painful swollen joints, tenderness in muscles attach with bone mainly in heel and bottom of foot, fatigue and back pain.

Gout is form of inflammatory arthritis that causes sudden, severe pain, swelling and tenderness mostly in the large joint of the big toe. It occurs due to the accumulation of uric acid crystals in joints. It can affect other joints including the feet,ankles, knees, wrists, and elbows.

Symptoms include pain, swelling, itching of the skin, reddening of the affected area and limited movement in the affected area.

If you observe any kind of above symptoms of any type of arthritis, it is recommended to consult your doctor immediately because early diagnosis and treatment of arthritis can prevent further damage to joint pain.

 

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