Month: July 2011

Signs and sympomtoms of arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited movement. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

The signs and symptoms of most forms of arthritis are quite similar. Many of the following symptoms common in arthritis are also common in other conditions unrelated to arthritis. However, a good policy to follow is to seek medical evaluation of any symptom, or combination of symptoms, that does not go away within a few days or, at most, a few weaks. A painfull, red and swollen joint calls for immediate medical attention.

General signs  and symptoms are:

  • Pain and swelling in your joints
  • Redness or heat in any of the joints
  • Generalized aching and stiffnes of the joints
  • Creaky bones
  • Loss of motion of the affected joints
  • Loss of strength
  • Fatique
  • Deformity of the joints (over time) (more…)