What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is joint pain or disease which can occur in both children and adults. The most common arthritis symptoms include decreased range of motion, pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints.
Types of Arthritis
There are over 100 different types of arthritis including degenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic arthritis. The most common type of arthritis is degenerative or osteoarthritis which is caused by joints losing strength over time. Often times getting arthritis is completely unavoidable as the body ages with time.
When to See a Doctor
When should you go see a doctor for arthritis? If you are experiencing any type of joint pain or reoccurring joint pain, it is best to see a specialist to determine if the pain is being caused by arthritis. Arthritis symptoms include:
- Pain or stiffness in joints
- Difficulty moving
- Red or warm feeling joints
Call Pain Relief Centers today at 727-295-2833 if you have experienced any of these symptoms.