Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune chronic disease causing inflammation that characteristically has an effect in the joints of the hand and feet.Â This type of arthritis involves the painful inflammation of the lining of the joints that in the due course may lead to erosion of the bone and malformation of the joints.Â Since, rheumatoid arthritis is considered an autoimmune disorder; it takes place when the immune system happens to attacks by mistake the oneâ€™s own body tissue. Continue reading
Degenerative Joint Diseases
A degenerative joint disease is the degeneration due to the â€œwear and tearâ€ of joint surface cartilage that is usually accompanied by an overgrowth of bone, narrowing of joint spaces, hardening of bone on joint surface, and bone deformation. Continue reading
Have you ever seen your parents or grandparents cringe in pain because of their joints? Or maybe witness a co-worker rub his or her knee or hands because of inflammation and pain?
Arthritis is a condition of the joints wherein there is inflammation. It has so many variations. Arthritis occurs in people who have not enough cartilage in their joints to absorb the shock and friction as they move. Breakdown of the cartilage in the joints causes this to happen. This then becomes very painful because of the constant rubbing of the uncushioned joints. Stiffness amy also be experienced by the arthritis patient.