What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the joints. It is very common in the hands because we use them so often, for everything from typing to cooking to lifting heavy objects. There are several different types of arthritis:
- Degenerative (cartilage on the bones erodes due to injury, aging, family history or other factors), including osteoarthritis.
- Inflammatory (erosion of the joints caused by autoimmune problems), including psoriatic and rheumatoid.
- Infectious (caused by a bacteria or function that irritates the joints).
- Metabolic (caused by too much uric acid in the body).
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