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Arthritis Information

Arthritis Information

Arthritis Information
Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle
Diagnosis of Arthritis
Treatment of Arthritis

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis

is a medical condition which affects the body’s joints and is a major
cause of debilitating pain and disability for many people. In fact, up
to 50 million American adults reported being told by a physician that
they have some type of arthritis.

There
are more than 100 types of arthritis. But, the most common form is
osteoarthritis, which develops as we age. In this condition, the thin
cartilage covering on the ends of the bones becomes worn and frayed,
resulting in inflammation, swelling and pain. It affects nearly 27
million Americans, most of whom are 45 and older.

Arthritis

can also occur following injury to a joint. This is known as traumatic
arthritis. It may develop months or years after a severe sprain, torn
ligament or broken bone.

Rheumatoid
arthritis is a systemic disease in which the immune system turns
against itself. Instead of protecting the joints, the body produces
substances that attack and inflame the joints. 1.3 million adult
Americans have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis.1 It most commonly occurs in the hands and feet.

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foot – Arthritis is a medical condition which affects the body’s joints
and is a major cause of debilitating pain and disability for many
people. In fact, up to 50 million American adults reported being told by
a physician that they have some type of arthritis.

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