What is arthritis?
Arthritis is the term for inflammation of the joint. It is usually characterized by pain and stiffness of the joint. While arthritis is more frequently seen in the elderly and often associated with wear and tear on the joint, it can also afflict young people and even children. The two more common types of arthritis seen are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which affects the elderly and young adults respectively. A joint is a site where two bones articulate with each other. It provides flexibility, mobility and stability to the different parts of the body and the body as a whole. It is made up of several different types of tissue n a configuration which is ideally suited for flexibility, bearing weight and providing stability to the site.