Types of Arthritis

There are many types of arthritis. Hence, different causes e.g. osteoarthritis generally happens due to old age, continuous wear and tear of bones and muscles. Rheumatoid arthritis happens when immune system fails to act properly. In case of gout, it is excess uric acid in the body.

Types of arthritis

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis and
  • Gout

Apart from these 3 there are many other types of arthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis

– Whenever we are talking of Rheumatoid arthritis we are talking of an auto immune disease where the body’s immunity level, instead of attacking the foreign substances seem to mistakenly attack the body’s synovial membranes. These fine membranes surround the joints. Read more


– Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis which is also called degenerative arthritis. It usually starts developing 45 onwards and is commonly known as the wear and tear arthritis because the cartilage or the natural cushion between the joints is damaged or Read more


– Talking about Gout it is a sudden inflammation at a joint with severe pain, tenderness and redness causing around the joint area of the big toe, feet, ankles, knees, hands, wrists, elbows and sometimes soft tissue and tendons Read more

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