Arthritis (joint inflammation)
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Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints and can occur in various forms. The most common arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis (rheumatism), an autoimmune disease.
In addition, a joint can become inflamed by an infection with bacteria. Also, certain metabolic disorders such as gout sometimes lead to arthritis; as it can keep coming back to an inflammatory response in the joints, called psoriatic arthritis in psoriasis.
typical symptoms joint inflammation are:
Generally, joint inflammation can destroy the affected joint and permanent deformities and disabilities to lead. Ignites only one joint, such as the knee joint, doctors speak of a Monarthritis. Many joints affected, it is a Polyarthritis. In addition to this classification, a distinction acute and chronic arthritis.
Facts About Arthritis
What is arthritis? Generally speaking is meant by a Arthritis Inflammation of one or more joints.
Depending on where the arthritis occurs, the doctor can draw conclusions on the Form of joint inflammation Pull: If, for example, the joint of the big toe red and painful swollen, is an indication caused by gouty arthritis.
to further diagnosis may be needed to find out the exact cause of arthritis and to initiate appropriate therapy radiographs or special blood tests. For the treatment of arthritis depends on its cause.
Due to the many possible causes Therefore, for arthritis and many different measures can be helpful and appropriate. The bandwidth of the treatment ranges from immobilization and cooling via analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs and joint rinses and even artificial joint.