Arthritis is inflammation of joints which causes pain and stiffness. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, with different causes and treatment methods. Two of the most common types are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Arthritis is most commonly found in adults over the age of 60, but it can also develop in children, teenagers, and younger adults. It is mostly found in women than men, and in people who are obese.
Arthritis affects 15% people i.e. over 180 million people in India
The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis, signs and symptoms may include:
Arthritis is diagnosed by evaluation of symptoms and a physical examination. Apart from that few imaging tests as well as pathology tests are required
Physical examination will have:
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