Hand of a person with arthritis
Arthritis is an inflammatory process that manifests itself in the joints, resulting in some signs and symptoms (joint swelling, stiffness, pain) resulting from joint damage.
Causes and classification (types)
Arthritis has different triggering factors (causes). Depending on its form of manifestation, it may be classified as Degenerative Arthritis, Gotosa Arthritis, Acute Pyogenic Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Degenerative arthritis is a chronic disease. One of its main symptoms is pain while moving. This form of the disease degenerates the articular cartilage and causes bone hypertrophy. The joints most affected by this disease are the knee, spinal column and the hip joints.
Gotosa Arthritis is another form of arthritis manifestation, affecting mainly the male gender. It is an inflammation caused by urate mineral microcrystals. It manifests mainly in the toe and toe, ankles, knees and elbows. Symptoms may include fever and limited movement due to pain.
Acute pyogenic arthritis mainly affects the shoulder, knee and hip joints. The least affected by this type of arthritis are the joints of the ankles, elbows and wrists.
Psoriasis Arthritis has this definition as a result of skin disease called psoriasis. Therefore, the joint can be seriously impaired by this disease.
Rheumatoid Atritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body's immune system attacks its own tissues, in which case the target will be its own cartilage and joint lining. This disease causes inflammation and redness of the affected joint, as well as swelling, pain, heat and loss of function.
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