Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. You will usually experience pain and swelling of the joints. Arthritis can occur in small joints such as the fingers and large joints such as the hip or knee. Your joints can become stiff or deformed, resulting in decreased mobility and increased disability.
There are two types of Arthritis:
- Osteoarthritis, which is the most common form
- Rheumatoid Arthritis or Gout, or Inflammatory Arthritis