ArthritisArthritis is a term used to describe a number of painful conditions of the joints and bones.There are over 100 types of arthritis including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout affecting young and old alike. The symptoms includes swelling, pain, and stiffness and can affect many parts of the body.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
This is the most common kind of arthritis, sometimes called 'wear and tear' arthritis and becomes more likely as a person gets older.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's defence mechanisms go into action when there's no threat.
Gout is a common joint disease, especially in men even to those who consider themselves reasonably fit.


The word "Arthritis" means "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, as in arthritis, can lead to tissue damage.

A joint is where two or more bones come together, such as the hip or knee

Arthritis of the Shoulder

The most common symptom of arthritis of the shoulder is pain, which is aggravated by activity and progressively worsens. If the glenohumeral shoulder joint is affected, the pain is centered in the back of the shoulder and may intensify with changes in the weather.

The pain of arthritis in the acromioclavicular joint is focused on the front of the shoulder. Someone with rheumatoid arthritis may have pain in all these areas if both shoulder joints are affected

Arthritis in children

Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that is characterized by swelling, heat, and pain. Nearly 300,000 children in the United States have some sort of arthritis. Arthritis can be short-term — lasting for just a few weeks or months, then going away forever — or it can be chronic and last for months or years. In rare cases, it can last a lifetime