Were you looking for information about Arthritis? Artritis is a common misspelling of arthritis.
Arthritis -- inflammation of the joints -- is one of the most common diseases in the United States. The most common forms of this disease are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. Symptoms include joint swelling and stiffness, and tenderness or pain when touching a joint. Any joint can be affected by arthritis. However, certain types of the disease are more likely to affect certain joints. For example, ankylosing spondylitis most often affects the joints in the lower spine.
Treatment will depend on the specific type of the condition, and can include exercise and medication. However, there is no "cure" for the disease, nor is there a treatment that is successful for every person or for every type. Exercises that are often recommended include range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and aerobic or endurance exercises.
(Click Arthritis for more information on the warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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