ABSTRACT – Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that induces inflammation in one or more joints. The most...
Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that induces inflammation in one or more joints. The most common types of this disease are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid in which Osteoarthritis causes breakdown in cartilage tissues and Rheumatoid is an autoimmune disorder that targets the lining of joints. Uric acid crystals in body, infections or underlying disease such as psoriasis or lupus, can cause other types of arthritis. The main goal of this disease treatment is to improve the quality of life by reducing the symptoms. The major complaint seen in individuals is joint pain.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Pain, stiffness, swelling, redness and decreased range of motion
Malaise and a feeling of tiredness
Muscle ache and weakness
Tenderness and difficulty in moving the joints
Poor sleep and difficulty in flexibility
RISK FACTORS –
Age – Older people are at more risk than young generations.
Gender – It mostly affects women whereas Gout (complex form of Arthritis) is more common in men.
Genetics and Inherited Traits – Genes play a major role in getting affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematous (SLE), and ankylosing spondylitis.