Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. When joints are inflamed, they can develop stiffness, swelling, redness and pain. There are more than 100 types of Arthritis like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Gouty arthritis, Colitic arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Reactive arthritis etc etc) but most common types of Arthritis are three:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Gouty arthritis
Osteoarthritis is also called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, occurs most often in older people above 60 years. It is the most common joint condition in which cartilage in joints breaks down, causing the bones within the joint to rub together leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling of joints. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in knees, hips, spine and hands.
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