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Types of arthritis

1. Osteoarthritis

Affecting millions of people worldwide, osteoarthritis takes place due to thinning of cartilage tissue that plays as a middleman in supporting two bones not to cause friction. It mostly affects your lower back, hips and hands.


2. Rheumatoid arthritis

A chronic disorder that inflames your joints, rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints of your body like hands and feet. Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the edge of your joints causing the edges to swell which if left untreated can result in bone breakage or deformity. Autoimmune disorder also falls under rheumatoid arthritis which occurs when your immune system erroneously starts attacking your own tissues which causes joint problems and sometimes affects other body parts too such as eyes, blood vessels and skin.

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3. Infectious arthritis or Septic arthritis

A bacteria or fungi which travels through the blood vessels causes infection to our body and sometimes moves to the nearest tissue thereby manipulating the synovial fluid that supports the cartilage thus also creating an infection in the joint.

4. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Also known as Juvenila Idiopathic Arthritis, it affects children who below the age of 16. Though some symptoms may affect only for a certain period, some can last for a lifetime. Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis mainly affects joints and you may feel stiffness or swelling in that area. In certain cases, the child may also suffer from fever, rashes or swollen lymph. Though the cause is unknown, you can compare it with autoimmune disorder or sometimes hereditary may play a role in this area.

Originally posted 2012-12-21 04:22:41.

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