Arthritis - Types


The two most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA): It is the most common type of arthritis mostly affecting the older people. It affects the joints of the body, including the hands, wrists, back and knee. Over time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic. It can be caused from daily wear and tear of the joint.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): It is a disorder in which your body’s own immune system starts to attack the body tissues. It affects the wrist and small joints of the hands, knees, bones and the middle joints of the fingers. People with RA may feel sick or tired and may have a fever.

Did you know? Arthritis is more common in adults over the age of 60, but it can also affect people of all age groups

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