What is it?
Arthritis is the inflammation of joints resulting in pain, decreased mobility, decreased function, swelling and discomfort of the joint. It is a progressive inflammatory disease. This occurs as a result of the body’s reaction to any injury, infection, or its own immune system, hence it is called an auto-immune disorder. It can also occur genetically. The different types of arthritis based on the severity and the cause are – osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis and crystal arthropathies.