A condition with swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The common symptom includes pain and stiffness in joints.

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If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.

Symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis. The most common symptoms in the initial stages are:

  • Joint pain knee or hip pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness in the joints
  • Tenderness in joints
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever

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Arthritis is caused by various reasons. The common causes include:

  • Wear and tear of cartilage in joints
  • Metabolic abnormalities there is imbalance of many chemical substances in the body
  • Infection (Bacterial or Viral)
  • Autoimmune disease the body mistakenly fights its own cells
  • Injury

Risk factors include:

  • Family history
  • Obesity
  • Age increases with age
  • Gender Women are more likely to develop arthritis