According to the Arthritis Foundation, the disease affects 50 million Americans. Arthritis actually includes more than 100 different diseases or conditions, all musculoskeletal disorders.
The most common arthritis diseases are osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and juvenile arthritis (JA).
Most people think of osteoarthritis when considering arthritis, as it is the most commonly occurring. OA is a progressive degenerative disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage.
A systemic disease, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own tissues. This causes fluid to build in the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation throughout the body.
Juvenile arthritis references a number of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases that develop in children ages 16 and under.
Many people suffer from general knee pain, and there can be a number of causes for it. Most types of arthritis can affect the knee, causing pain and swelling.
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