Types of Arthritis
|Joint pain that is made worse by movement.|
|Stiffness in the morning|
|Knobby growths on the joints of the fingers|
|Pain and progressive stiffness without noticeable swelling, chills, or fever during normal activities probably indicate the gradual onset of osteoarthritis.|
|Painful, red, swollen joints that may feel warm.|
|Low fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss; feeling
"sick all over".|
|Stiffness in the morning.|
|Skin lumps, usually on the elbows, fingers and buttocks.|
|Dry eyes and mouth.|
|Painful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the arms, legs, wrists, or fingers in the same joints on both sides of the body, especially on awakening, may be signs of rheumatoid arthritis. |
|Severe, sudden pain in a joint, often the wrist, big toe, or
|Redness, swelling around joint.|
Fever, joint inflammation, tenderness, and sharp pain, sometimes accompanied by chills and associated with an injury or another illness, may indicate infectious arthritis.
In children, intermittent fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia, or blotchy rash on the arms and legs may signal juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
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