Arthritis: Symptoms, Causes and treatment

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Arthritis is mostly associated with the elderly. The disease is unpopular and many younger people have never heard about the disease. Yet millions of people in all age brackets live with the agonizing pain from arthritis.

Arthritis refers to inflammation of joints in the body.

Here’s what you need to know about arthritis.

Joints aid movement in the body, whether you are lifting your pen from the desk, flexing your elbow to take a jump shot in a basketball game, or going on your morning run. Joints enable all the actions involving complex bones-elbow, fingers, knees, ankles, etc in your body.

Arthritis may develop suddenly or gradually. It affects the joints of the body leading to stiffness, swelling, aching, and pain.

Symptoms

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling
  • stiffness
  • weakness

Curious about arthritis causes, prevention and treatments? Read more on the next page.

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