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Recently, the numbers for Arthritis has risen in the past few years; recently in children. Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one or more joints.
 
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis.The most common form, being 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. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.
 
The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain. Pain is often a constant and may be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthritis is due to inflammation that 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.

Regardless of the type of arthritis, the common symptoms for all arthritis disorders include varied levels of pain, swelling, joint stiffness, and sometimes a constant ache around the joint(s). Arthritic disorders like lupus and rheumatoid can also affect other organs in the body with a variety of symptoms.
  • Inability to use the hand or walk
  • Feeling of tiredness 
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Poor sleep
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty moving the joint
For more information on Arthritis, visit www.arthritis.org