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Symptoms Of Arthritis

Arthritis is a term that is used for a group of over 100 conditions. Both children and adults are afflicted with arthritis. Most commonly, the symptoms of arthritis will show up in the joints, but it can be systemic (affecting the entire body).
Different types of arthritis will have different symptoms.

Osteoarthritis-known as DJD (degenerative joint disease), the symptoms affects feet, hips, knees, and fingers.

  • Movement loss
  • Swollen joints
  • Stiff joints
  • Joints snap
  • Boney growth at joints
  • Abnormal angulations of joints
  • Rheumatoid-the immune system attacks the lining in the joints. This type is systemic.

  • Deformed joints
  • Swollen joints
  • Stiff joints
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Low grade fever
  • Bumps under skin around affected joints
  • Gout-uric acid is not metabolized properly, so builds up and is deposited in joints and other parts of the body. Symptoms come on suddenly and severely.

  • Joint swelling
  • Shiny red or purple skin around affected joint
  • Extreme pain sensitivity
  • Juvenile-most common form is rheumatoid. There may be a complete recovery for some children; others suffer their entire life with it.

  • Joint pain
  • Stiff joints
  • Movement limitations
  • High fever
  • Pink rash
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Ankylosing Spodylitis-inflammatory disease of the spine that can leave vertebra fused and the spine ridged.

  • Back pain and stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Fatigue
  • Unable to fully expand chest
  • Weight loss
  • Eye inflammation
  • Low grade fever
  • Psoriatic-is similar to rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms are usually mild.

  • Swollen joints
  • Stiff joints
  • Severe psoriasis
  • Joint deformation
  • Hand and feet joints are most commonly affected
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-it is more commonly known as lupus. The body’s immune system will attack and damage its own joints and organs as if it were foreign tissue.

  • Swollen, painful joints
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Skin rash
  • Swollen glands
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Red spots on skin
  • Health care professionals diagnose arthritis by the symptoms of arthritis, family history, blood test, imaging, and exams.

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    • dheeraj gupta March 28, 2012, 5:47 pm

      i am having stiff wrists along with pain from last 10 years.but this happens to me in months from march to august and automatically got cured in september. red lumps which are painful to touch are also formed under the skin around the knee joints.please suggest

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