If you feel pain and stiffness in your body or have trouble moving around, you might have arthritis. Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Over time, a swollen joint can become severely damaged. Some kinds of arthritis can also cause problems in your organs, such as your eyes or skin.
Types of arthritis include:
- Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It's often related to aging or to an injury
- Autoimmune arthritis happens when your body's immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of this kind of arthritis. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a form of the disease that happens in children
- Infectious arthritis is an infection that has spread from another part of the body to the joint
- Psoriatic arthritis affects people with psoriasis
- Gout is a painful type of arthritis that happens when too much uric acid builds up in the body. It often starts in the big toe
Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Diseases and Conditions
Diseases and Conditions
Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine.
Bursitis Bursitis occurs when a bursa becomes inflamed.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bones at the base of your hand.
Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle pain and fatigue.
Gout Gout causes swollen, red, hot and stiff joints.
Infectious Arthritis and Reactive Arthritis (Reiter’s Syndrome) Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. One type of infectious arthritis is reactive arthritis.
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis happens in children age 16 or younger.
Low Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives.
Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake.
Lyme Disease Lyme disease is a bacterial infection you get from the bite of an infected tick.
Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling and reduced motion in your joints.
Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis.
Raynaud’s Phenomenon Raynaud's disease is a rare disorder of the blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers.
Scleroderma Scleroderma is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue.
Tendinitis Tendinitis is the severe swelling of a tendon.
Vasculitis Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels, including veins, arteries and capillaries.