page-arthritisArthritis is inflammation of the joints. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. Age often plays a factor in the development of this condition.

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid are the most common types of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the lining of the joint is attacked by the immune system. The area becomes inflamed and ultimately destroys the cartilage and bone located in the joint.

Osteoarthritis is more common. In this case, the joint’s cartilage is damaged by normal wear and tear, age, injury or even infection. Eventually, this cartilage disappears and the bones rub and grind together.