Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.

There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The most common form,osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis,psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks itself. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.

The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is pain. Pain is often a constant and daily feature of the disease. The pain may be localized to theback, neck, hip, knee or feet. The pain from arthritis occurs due to inflammationthat occurs around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff, painful joints and fatigue. The most important factor in treatment is to understand the disorder and find ways to overcome the obstacles which prevent physical exercise.

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Articles About Arthritis

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By IBTimes AU

Melbourne researchers have found that the cartilage plays an active role and is not an "innocent bystander". (Sep 15)

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This is a significant step in ensuring public healthcare, given the vulnerability of kiwis to cancer, highighted by certain studies (Aug 30)


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By IBTimes AU

A powerful new form of gonorrhoea has been detected in Australia that put doctors on high alert. (Aug 26)


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Pomegranate Compound: New Natural Drug to Aid Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

By IBTimes AU

A research conducted by University of Huddersfield scientist Dr Olumayokun Olajide, who specializes in the anti-inflammatory properties of natural products, has found that a compound that is found in pomegranate can slow the development of Alzheimer's disease and its symptoms. (Aug 25)

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By IBTimes AU

Researchers from Arizona State University discovered the genetic recipe for lizard tail generation. (Aug 22)


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