Arthritis is a common condition that affects over 20 million people in the United States alone.
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints. It can affect any joint in the body, but it most commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, and spine. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis develops when cartilage wears away from the joints. Cartilage is a slippery tissue that covers and protects the ends of bones where they meet to form a joint. When cartilage wears away from a joint, bone rubs against which causes pain and stiffness in the joint. There are many types of arthritis including: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Gout.
Q. What are the causes of arthritis?
- family history of arthritis
- repeated stress on the joints
- certain autoimmune disease or viral infections
Q. What are the symptoms of arthritis?
Q. What are the risk factors of arthritis?
- the risk of arthritis increases as you get older
- smoking or a lack of exercise
- most types of arthritis are more common in women
- obesity puts extra strain on your joints