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Understanding the cause of arthritis

May 14, 2011
Submitted by Ryan Wille - Community health educator for HealthLink Littauer , For The Leader Herald

Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, which leads to joint inflammation. Inflammation is one of the body's natural reactions to disease or injury and includes swelling, pain and stiffness. Inflammation that lasts for a very long time or recurs, such as in arthritis, can lead to tissue damage.

 
 
 

 

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