Arthritis Information

What is arthritis?
The source of word “arthritis” originated from Greek word “arthron” that means joint and Latin word “itis” that means inflammation.

Arthritis is a kind of joint disorder seen as an inflammation of the joints. Joints are structures that connect several bones inside the physical body. This connection enables the bones to go freely (with their surrounding cells and muscles). Joints are located in the tactile fingers, knees, hips and several the areas of the physical entire body. Most joints are made of ligaments that bind the bones together and cells or cartilage that serves to cover up and cushion the finishes of the bones even though the internal structure of joints varies through the entire physical body.

Arthritis-associated problems include stiffness, inflammation, pain and harm to joint cartilage and encircling structures. This can bring about instability, joint weakness and deformities that may interfere with the standard daily duties such as standing, driving a motor car and preparing food and even walking.

Today arthritis is among the most common factors behind disability. Even though it most typical in grownups and seniors, it can also affect anyone of all ages.

One of the top leading cause of disability in US is arthritis, it affects 1.325 million Missourians according to a report in year 2009 and with predicted increase of 1.7 million by the year of 2030.

What causes arthritis?
Arthritis can be caused by a mix of genetic and environmental elements that result in an abnormal immune reaction. Feasible causes include genetic elements, anomalies in immune system could cause continuous inflammation, environmental elements and hormonal factors.

Arthritis can also be due to an infection, either viral or bacterial, such as Lyme illness. When this illness is due to bacteria, early therapy with antibiotics can lessen the symptoms and treat the disease.

Common Types of Arthritis
Look at the great explanation about the types of arthritis from some of the YouTube videos below:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Infectious arthritis (septic arthritic)

  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA)

  • Gout

  • Ankylosing spondylitis

  • Scleroderma