What is arthritis?

2018-10-16 06:02

Arthritis means joint inflammation­.

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa states on its website that although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term “arthritis” is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints.

There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medications and surgery can treat arthritis.

Activities that can help reduce symptoms at home include exercise, hot and cold therapies, relaxation therapies, splints and braces, and assistive devices.

In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs such as the eyes, heart or skin can also be affected.

Current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives.V For more information contact the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa on 0861 30 30 30 or visit www.arthritis.­org.za.

Arthritis means joint inflammation­.

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa states on its website that although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term “arthritis” is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints.

There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medications and surgery can treat arthritis. Activities that can help reduce symptoms at home include exercise, hot and cold therapies, relaxation therapies, splints and braces, and assistive devices.

In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs such as the eyes, heart or skin can also be affected.

Current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives.V For more information contact the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa on 0861 30 30 30 or visit www.arthritis.­org.za.

Arthritis means joint inflammation­.

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa states on its website that although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term “arthritis” is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints.

There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medications and surgery can treat arthritis. Activities that can help reduce symptoms at home include exercise, hot and cold therapies, relaxation therapies, splints and braces, and assistive devices.

In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs such as the eyes, heart or skin can also be affected.

Current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives.V For more information contact the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa on 0861 30 30 30 or visit www.arthritis.­org.za.

Arthritis means joint inflammation­.

The Arthritis Foundation of South Africa states on its website that although joint inflammation is a symptom or sign rather than a specific diagnosis, the term “arthritis” is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints.

There are many types of arthritis, including ankylosing spondylitis, gout, juvenile arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Medications and surgery can treat arthritis. Activities that can help reduce symptoms at home include exercise, hot and cold therapies, relaxation therapies, splints and braces, and assistive devices.

In some diseases in which arthritis occurs, other organs such as the eyes, heart or skin can also be affected.

Current treatments allow most people with arthritis to lead active and productive lives.V For more information contact the Arthritis Foundation of South Africa on 0861 30 30 30 or visit www.arthritis.­org.za.

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