Arthritis is a term used frequently, but it is not just one disease. Rather this one word can refer to more than a hundred types of arthritis and joint conditions. The condition is very common and can affect anyone, no matter their age, sex or race. Although it is most seen in older populations, arthritis can be caused by factors beyond wear and tear on the joints, making awareness important for all ages.
Arthritis affects the area where two bones come together. This area is known as a joint and, in addition to bones, includes layers of cushioning cartilage. “In a healthy joint,... Read More »