Symptoms of arthritis
There are lots of different types of arthritis.
The symptoms you experience will vary depending on the type you have.
This is why it's important to have an accurate diagnosis if you have:
- joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
- inflammation in and around the joints
- restricted movement of the joints
- warm red skin over the affected joint
- weakness and muscle wasting
There's no cure for arthritis, but there are many treatments that can help slow it down.
Osteoarthritis treatments include lifestyle changes, medicines and surgery.
Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis aims to slow the condition's progress and minimise joint inflammation. This helps prevent joint damage.
Treatments include medication, physiotherapy and surgery.
Common symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling and stiffness in 1 or more joints.
The main treatments for arthritis are lifestyle changes like exercise, physiotherapy and medicines. Surgery may be needed in more severe cases.
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