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What are the symptoms of arthritis?


Systemic arthritis attacks the synovial membrane that covers the cartilage of the joints and secretes a lubricating fluid: the synovium.

This fluid allows the joints to move without pain.


Systemic arthritis can affect: hands, feet, shoulders, knees, elbows or wrists.


Arthritis can cause pain and stiffness in the joints. It can also lead to joint deformity if left untreated.


Arthritis can make daily activities like walking, dressing, or cooking difficult. arthritis is a chronic condition that can last for years.

If you experience these symptoms, contact us, we can help you.

What are the causes of arthritis?

Arthritis can have various causes, depending on the type of arthritis. Here are some common causes:

  1. Age and Wear: Osteoarthritis, the most prevalent type, occurs due to the natural wear and tear of joints over time. It commonly affects older individuals.
  2. Autoimmune Disorders: Rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are autoimmune diseases where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, leading to inflammation and damage.
  3. Genetics: Certain genetic factors can increase the risk of developing arthritis. Individuals with a family history of arthritis may have a higher likelihood of developing the condition.
  4. Infections: Some forms of arthritis, such as septic arthritis, can occur as a result of bacterial, viral, or fungal infections that spread to the joints.
  5. Joint Injuries: Trauma or repetitive joint injuries can lead to post-traumatic arthritis. Inflammation and damage to the joint can occur after fractures, ligament tears, or dislocations.
  6. Metabolic Disorders: Conditions like gout, caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, can result in arthritis.

It is important to note that these are general causes, and each type of arthritis may have its specific underlying factors. Consulting a healthcare professional can help determine the specific cause and guide appropriate treatment.

Treatment and Prevention

Arthritis is a common condition that affects the joints and causes pain and inflammation.

While it’s not possible to completely cure arthritis, there are ways to treat and prevent its symptoms.

Arthritis treatment may include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapies, the use of assistive devices, and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy diet.

To prevent arthritis, it is recommended to maintain a healthy weight, avoid joint injuries, engage in regular physical activity, and strengthen the muscles around the joints.

Consulting with a healthcare professional is essential for an accurate diagnosis and personalized recommendations.


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