drupal analytics

Diseases » Arthritis




Arthritis is a condition which can affect the musculoskeletal system by breaking down the cartilage. Arthritis is a term that includes a group of disorders that affect joints and muscles. When a joint is inflamed it may be swollen, tender, warm to the touch or red. Surrounding each joint is a protective capsule holding a lubricating fluid to aid in motion. Cartilage, a slippery smooth substance, covers most joints to assure an even, fluid motion of the joint. With joint arthritis, the cartilage may be damaged, narrowed and lost by a degenerative process making movement painful. Arthritis is a chronic disease that can stay for a long time and possibly for the rest of life.

Types:

• Osteoarthritis

• Fibromyalgia

• Rheumatoid arthritis

• Psoriatic arthritis

• Gout

• Pseudo gout

• Juvenile idiopathic arthritis

• Still's disease

• Ankylosing spondylitis


  Images




Disease Statistics

Disease
Type  
Year

arthritis   Related Questions

What are the causes of rheumatoid arthritis? I have been suffering from it for m ...
i am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from last 4 yrs . My age is 31 yrs. Pl ...
sir, iam suffering from RA last jan 2010.upto four months i am taking meds. but ...
Pls tell the remedies for osteoarthritis knee. age 67 years. female. taking medi ...
I am athletic built & does sitting job in office for 6 hours but I am suffering ...
Dear sir, I m 53 years old. on 25/08 i had fever and cough. i was under my fami ...
I had pain in areas around my knees, with some difficulty during walking. My ...
I have back stiffness.. I feel lost and stressed. At times I feel coordination p ...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH 4 YR REPLY.I FEEL SO REASSURED OF FOLLOWING CORRECT WAY.WELL ...
I am a 21 year old male diagnosed with inflamatory polyarthritis a month ago. M ...

  Diseases List

 e-Consult   




  Health Info

  Find a Doctor