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There are two types of membership of the Arthritic Association: Gold and

Gold members receive the Association’s direct support in managing their
arthritis naturally. The Association provides them with an individually
tailored programme, based

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Not to be confused with arteritis.

/Classification and external resources/
Arthrite rhumatoide.jpgHands affected by rheumatoid arthritis, an
autoimmune form of arthritis
ICD-10 M00-M25
ICD-9 710 -719
DiseasesDB 15237
MedlinePlus 001243
MeSH D001168

*Arthritis* (from Greek /arthro-/, joint + /-itis/, inflammation; plural:
arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of one
or more joints.^[1]^[2] There are over 100 different forms of
arthritis.^[3]^[4] 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. Septic arthritis is caused by joint

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.


· 1 Classification
· 2 Signs and symptoms

· 2.1 Disability

· 3 Diagnosis

· 3.1 Osteoarthritis
· 3.2 Rheumatoid arthritis
· 3.3 Lupus
· 3.4 Gout
· 3.5 Other

· 4 Treatment

· 4.1 Physical and occupational therapy
· 4.2 Medications

· 5 Epidemiology
· 6 History
· 7 See also
· 8 References
· 9 External links


There are several diseases where joint pain is primary, and is considered
the main feature. Generally when a person has "arthritis" it means that
they have one of these diseases, which include:

· Osteoarthritis
· Rheumatoid arthritis
· Gout and pseudo-gout

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthritis

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