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Unlocking Arthritis: Causes, Common Types and Care Insights.



  Oct 16, 2023

World Arthritis Day: Common Conditions


What is arthritis?

Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease, characterized by inflammation or swelling of one or more joints.

Who can be affected by arthritis?

A: Arthritis can affect people of all ages, sexes, and races, not just senior citizens.

What are the common types of arthritis?

Two common types are osteoarthritis (affecting cartilage) and rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune inflammatory arthritis).

How prevalent is osteoarthritis in India?

A: In 2019, around 62.35 million people in India had osteoarthritis.

What are the treatment options for osteoarthritis?

A: Treatment may include physical therapy, pain medication, and surgery if other treatments fail.

What causes rheumatoid arthritis?

The exact cause is unknown, but genetics and environmental factors like infections or smoking may trigger it.

Can arthritis be prevented?

Prevention isn't certain, but maintaining joint mobility, a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking can help.


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