What is Arthritis?
Skeleton of a man with Joint Pain The term "Arthritis" is used to describe Numerous Rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints.
Rheumatic conditions are typically characterized by Pain, Aching, Stiffness and Swelling in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain Rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body
Some forms of Arthritis, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus (SLE), can affect multiple organs and cause widespread symptoms.
Arthritis is more common among adults aged 65 years or older, but people of all ages (including children) can be affected.