What Causes Arthritis?

The two main types of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, damages joints in different ways:

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis involves wear-and-tear damage to your joint’s cartilage (the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones where they form a joint.) Cartilage cushions the ends of the bones and allows nearly frictionless joint motion, but enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. Osteoarthritis also affects the entire joint. It causes changes in the bones and deterioration of the connective tissues that attach muscle to bone and hold the joint together. It also causes inflammation of the joint lining.

Rheumatoid arthritis: In rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining (synovial membrane) becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.

Key Warning Signs

Symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. As arthritis is most often a chronic disease, symptoms may come and go, or persist over time.

  • Pain: Pain from arthritis can be constant, or it may come and go. It may affect only one part, or be felt in many parts of the body.
  • Swelling: In some types of arthritis the skin over the affected joint becomes red and swollen and feels warm to the touch.
  • Stiffness: Stiffness is a typical symptom. With some types, this is most likely upon waking up in the morning, after sitting at a desk, or after sitting in a car for a long time. With other types, stiffness may occur after exercise, or it may be persistent.
  • Difficulty moving a joint: If moving a joint or getting up from a chair is hard or painful, this could indicate arthritis or another joint problem.

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