Arthritis

Overview

Arthritis is inflammation of 1 or more joints, causing pain and stiffness that typically worsen with age. Different types of arthritis exist, each with different causes. Causes include wear and tear, infections, and underlying diseases.

Treatments

Medications, physical therapy, or, sometimes, surgery help reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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