What is arthritis?
A person with arthritis has inflammation of a joint, which results in swelling, pain and redness of the joint. Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are three common forms of arthritis.
What are the symptoms of arthritis?
Common symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling. Arthritic joints may become tender and warm to touch.
How does the doctor treat arthritis?
Treatment for arthritis depends on underlying cause. General measures include: joint rest, warm compresses, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and corticosteroids. Other measures include physical therapy and joint replacement surgery.
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