Arthritis and related diseases
Arthritis is a term regularly used to mean any disorder that affects joints. Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints. In some types additional organs are also affected. Onset can be gradual or sudden
There are over 100 types of arthritis. The most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually arises with age and affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that frequently affects the hands and feet. Other types include gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, and septic arthritis. They are all types of rheumatic disease.
- Track 1-1 Rheumatoid arthritis
- Track 2-2 Ankylosing spondylitis
- Track 3-3 Other rheumatological diseases