Arthritis is a disease which disturbs musculoskeletal order, particularly the joints. In the developed countries, it is the most important reason of weakness amid the people over fifty-five years of age. The word arthritis has originated from the Greek word arthron and Latin word itis which means “joint” and “irritation” respectively.
Arthritis is a disease which includes more than 100 medicinal circumstances. The old patients generally suffer from Osteoarthritis (OA), a very ordinary type of arthritis. There are some types of arthritis which involves patients of very tender age.
Signs and symptoms of arthritis:-
The signs of arthritis vary on the form of arthritis like:
- Rheumatoid arthritis:
Frequently the patients observe the same joints in each side of the body are stiffly irritated, inflamed and rigid. The normal disturbed areas are legs, fingers, wrists and arms. While getting up in the morning the signs are normally most terrible and the rigidity continues for 30 minutes at the moment. Usually a large number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience drowsy. Another common symptom is weight loss.
- Infectious arthritis:
The patient suffers from fever, joint swelling and irritation. He will experience a sharp sting and/or sensitivity. Habitually these indications are connected to some other disease or a wound. Generally the very disturbed areas of the body are the shoulder, wrist, knee, finger and elbow. In the maximum cases, just one joint is involved.
The indications expand gradually and with the passage of time it becomes bad in a higher degree. The joint will be rigid, particularly in the morning. It is difficult for the patient to use the joint as it fails its elasticity. Bone provocations or hard swelling may emerge nearly the joint. The very disturbed joints are in the knees, hips, spine and hands.