Arthritis is inflammation of one or both of your joints, on one or both knees or wrists, or on the back. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


Signs and symptoms of arthritis most commonly occurs in the joint area. Based on the type of arthritis you have, have symptoms of arthritis in the joints:

• Pain

• Rigid

• Swelling

• Redness

• Reduced distance you move

Some types of arthritis have signs and symptoms in other parts of the body, such as:

• Fever

• Tired

• Rash

• Weight loss is down

• Respiratory Problems

• The eyes and dry mouth

• Sweating at night

Causes & Risk Factors


Pain associated with arthritis is caused by damage to the joints, among others:

• Cartilage. The joints are hard but slippery coating the ends of bones, cartilage makes the bones easily slipped gently from each other.

• Joint capsule. The membrane is a bit hard to wrap all the joints.

• synovium. Thin membrane lining the joint capsule and synovial fluids that lubricate issued a joint.

The two main types of arthritis joint damage in different ways.

• Osteoarthritis. In this type of cartilage undergo wear and tear so that both parts of the bones in the joint mutual collide with one another and cause pain.

• Rheumatoid arthritis. In this type, the body's immune system to attack the joints and burns synovium, which causes swelling, redness, and pain. These disorders can damage the cartilage and bone in the joints.

Risk factors

Risk factors for arthritis include:

• Family history. Some types of arthritis runs in families, so you are more likely to have arthritis if your parents or siblings have the disease.

• Age. The risk of some arthritis increases with age.

• Gender. Women are more likely to have arthritis, while more have gout are men.

• Injuries to joints before. People who have had joint injuries are more prone to get it again in the same joints.

• Obesity. Having excess weight will hit the joints, especially the knees, hips and back.


Currently there is no proven way to prevent any arthritis, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly can help reduce your risk.

People who already have arthritis should avoid:

• Alcohol

• Meat such as the liver and kidneys

• Sardines

• Anchovies

• Sauce


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