What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is often termed synonymous to joint pain. It is so common but it is not understood in the right sense often. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints characterized by pain, swelling and decreased range of movement of the affected part. Usually the symptoms of arthritis worsen with age. There are different types of arthritis which results from varying factors such as wear & tear, infections, injuries, diseases affecting bones, ligaments, tendons etc.
The most common type of arthritis are Osteo-arthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis. Other than these there are certain classifications such as inflammatory arthritis, Infectious arthritis, metabolic arthritis etc.
Arthritis can affect almost all joints in the body including ankle joints, knees, hips, spine- lumbar & cervical areas and shoulders.