Arthritus - Leading cause of joint pain ( arthritis)

Arthritis, sometimes misspelled Arthritus, can be a variety of conditions dealing with damage to the joints of the body. It is the leading cause of physical disability in people over 55. The most common form is Osteoarthritis, and is a result of trauma, infection or age of the joint. Other forms are rheumatoid, psoriatic, Firomyalgia, Bursitis, Tendinitis, Gout, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and lupus and autoimmune diseases where the body attacks itself. While all are painful, pain patterns differ depending on the location and the type. Treatments include physical and occupational therapy, changes in life habits (including exercise and weight control), and alternative medicines. With the new medicines, metals and techniques some joints may be replaced.

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