Osteoarthritis is the main type of arthritis, which is degenerative and usually associated with aging. It is distinct from other types of arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis (juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) or infectious arthritis. Osteoarthritis may affect numerous different joints of the body, but often is found in the knees, hips, or spine. Symptoms include joint pain, joint stiffness, swollen joints, joint redness, and other signs of joint inflammation. Progression includes joint noises, the feeling of bones grating together, and laxness of joint ligaments. Joints may become unstable or joints may lock. Bony overgrowth can occur at joint sites. Treatment of arthritis involves many issues but some of the options include rest, exercise, physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid medications or injections into the joint, and various surgical options.
- Arthritis: Arthritis is the class of diseases causing joint inflammation. Symptoms include joint pain, joint swelling, joint redness, joint warmth, and ... More on Arthritis »
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune form of arthritis, where the body’s own immune system cells attack parts of ... More on Rheumatoid Arthritis »
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) is a form of arthritis that is an autoimmune disease. The general term for this disease ... More on Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis »
- Joint Pain: Joint pain (arthralgia) is a common symptom which may occur in a single joint or in multiple joints. Commonly related ... More on Joint Pain »
- Joint inflammation: Joint inflammation is an inflammatory reaction inside any of the body’s joints. Symptoms typically include joint pain, joint swelling ... More on Joint inflammation »
- Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids is a class of medications used in a variety of medical conditions, particularly due to its anti-inflammatory properties ... More on Corticosteroids »
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