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What is Arthritis?

New Delhi, Tue, 03 Apr 2012 NI Wire


Arthritis which is more commonly designated as the disease concerning joint pains or inflammation in the joints of our bones is a disease which make millions of people suffer all over the world. The most recurring complaints regarding this Arthritis disease is the joint pains in and around the joints of the bones, muscle strains and tremendous amount of pain and fatigue involved in making body movements. In most of the major types of arthritis the pain has a tendency to spread over adjoining parts of the body making the pain more unbearable. In most cases the disease is a chronic one and frequently relapses within short period of medication. Arthritis had long been a challenge to the medical practitioner and medical science and over several decades the research could identify more than 100 types of the disease.

Classification of Arthritis

Though there are more than 100 types of arthritis among which we would mention here some of the most common and acute ones. Ankylosing spondylitis, Gout and pseudo-gout, Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Septic arthritis and Still's disease are the major arthritis or arthritis drawn diseases. Many diseases cause the symptoms of arthritis and play a significant role in the development and onset of the disease.

Diagnosis of Arthritis

Arthritis is diagnosed by the professional specialist by applying various kinds of pathological tests and diagnostic procedures like radiology, born marrow test, x-ray of the joints etc. Normally syndromes like swelling and inflammation in the joints, fatigue, antipathy towards body movement caused by stiffness, distortion of bones, etc. are taken as the syndromes associated with arthritis.

Treatment of arthritis

There is no conclusive permanent cure for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Normal orthopedic medications to take the joint pain in control, physiotherapy and exercise, life style changes which prompts smoothness in body movements, weight control measures are some of the popular treatments for arthritis. Surgery for replacement of joints can be undertaken in some cases where the bones are going through regular erosion.

Most vulnerable age group for arthritis

Arthritis is mainly a disease which is commonly diagnosed among the elderly population and as per the latest statistics more than 70% of the arthritis affected people in North America are having an average age above 65.

Arthritis is growing among the most steadily increasing disease among the elderly people. Numerous modern life style factors contributed to this development which nevertheless need to be checked for keep control of the disease from reaching to epidemic proportion.


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