You may have gone across a lot of medical terms such as ‘rheumatic disorder’ or ‘arthritis’. So what are these and what to they have in common? For starters, ‘Rheumatism’ is a pain that induces in the joints or connective tissue by swelling and ‘Arthritis’ means inflammation in joints or muscles. Rheumatism is a layman language used earlier by doctors but no such disorder exists currently and medical writers connect rheumatism with arthritis today. Around 25 million people who are above 50 years in age suffer from arthritis today.

Arthritis Causes & Symptoms

Arthritis is caused by the breaking down of cartilage which is a soft tissue in joining two muscles of the body, for eg: your elbows, spine, knees, neck etc. A fibrous tissue called ligament which can be compared to an elastic band connects the two bones and contracts and expands as you move your joint. The cartilage tissue covers the bone from causing it to rub together and create friction and move it flawlessly. Synovial fluid which is created by the synovial membrane acts as a lubricant by enriching the cartilage, joint and the capsules covering the joint making your movement more flexible and painless. Arthritis occurs mainly above people who are 50-60. It happens when the synovial membrane cannot produce any fluid or if the cartilage deteriorates which causes the bones in that area to dry up and causes friction thereby inflammation of the joints. Autoimmunity are one of the factors that contribute to arthritis. Autoimmunity occurs when the organism sees the tissue as a foreign body and starts attacking them. There are many types of arthritis which occur in our body.

Magnus What is Arthritis and what are its causes

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Arthritis is caused by the breaking down of cartilage which is a soft tissue in joining two muscles of the body, for eg: your elbows, spine, knees, neck etc. A fibrous tissue called ligament which can be compared to an elastic band connects the two bones and contracts and expands as you move your joint.

Magnus What is Arthritis and what are its causes

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