Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of arthritis. There are different types of arthritis which can affect specific areas.


  • Joint Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Decreased range of motion

Common causes:

  • Wear-and-tear damage to cartilage can result in bone grinding on bone
  • The body's immune system attacking the joints

Risk Factor:

  • Family history - although genetics do not cause arthritis, genetics may increase susceptibility to environmental factors that trigger arthritis
  • Age -incidence increases with age
  • Previous joint injury - an injured joint is more likely to eventually develop arthritis
  • Obesity - excess weight put stress on joints