There are over 100 types of arthritis pain. It is the body’s natural reaction to disease and includes swelling, pain and stiffness. Joint inflammation can last for a very long time or keep coming back, leading to tissue damage resulting in arthritis.
Types of Arthritis:
Osteoarthritis – The cartilage loses its elasticity. If the cartilage is stiff it becomes damaged more easily. The cartilage which acts as a shock absorber, will gradually wear away in some areas. As the cartilage becomes damaged tendons and ligaments become stretched, causing pain. Eventually the bones may rub against each other causing very severe pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system – which protects your health by attacking foreign substances like bacteria and viruses – mistakenly attacks your joints. The abnormal immune response causes inflammation that can damage joints and organs, such as the heart. is significantly more common in women than men and generally strikes when the patient is aged between 40 and 60. However, children and much older people may also be affected.