Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis.
The most common forms are osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis usually occurs with age and affects the fingers, knees, and hips. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that often affects the hands and feet. Other types include:
There’s no single cure for most rheumatic diseases, though many conditions can be effectively controlled. At Dr. foot clinic has led to great improvements in this area.
The goals of treatment are to:
Treatment options vary depending on the type of arthritis and include: