According to the Arthritis Foundation, the term “arthritis” is an umbrella term for over 100 types of joint pain or joint diseases. There are different types of arthritis like degenerative (when the cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone causing pain, swelling, and stiffness), inflammatory (where the immune system goes askew and proceeds to attack the joints with uncontrolled inflammation) or infectious (caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus entering the joint and triggering inflammation), these are the most common amongst others.


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