Arthritis Awareness Month

What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is not just one disease. It refers to joint pain and a variety of joint diseases. In fact, there are over 100 types of arthritis and conditions that are related to it. Click below to learn about the 4 main types of Arthritis.
Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is not a single disease, but instead a term that is used to describe joint pain or joint disease. There are currently over 100 different recognized types in the United States, all of which affect 54 million Americans. Watch this video to learn more.

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Degenerative Arthritis
AKA Osteoarthritis

This occurs when the cartilage that cushions your bones wears away over time, and your bones begin rubbing together when you move. This causes swelling and pain in your joints.

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Inflammatory Arthritis

Your body naturally creates inflammation to fight off any disease or infection that may occur in your joints. However, with inflammatory arthritis, your body causes inflammation in healthy joints which creates unnecessary swelling and joint pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is one example.

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Infectious Arthritis

Bacteria, a virus, or a fungus can get into
a joint in the body and cause swelling. Usually, this type of arthritis can be helped with antibiotics, but sometimes the swelling becomes chronic

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Metabolic Arthritis

Uric acid, which can be found in your body’s cells but also in many foods, can build up in between bones and cause joint pain and stiffness. A common kind of this type of arthritis is known as gout.

Symptoms of Arthritis
Joint Pain
Swelling and Inflammation
Decreased Range of motion
Treatment Options
and Medications

Some treatment options include the medications listed on the right hand side. For those who prefer to not take medication, physical therapy is another option many patients use. For those who don't have luck with those options, there are surgical options avaliable.

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