Arthritis means joint inflammation. Arthritis describes more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint, other connective tissue and some rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. more
Common types of Arthritis:
- Childhood Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
What you should do
- Stay physically active. Studies show that 30 minutes of moderate exercise, five days per week, can help relieve arthritis pain and stiffness.
- Learn self-management techniques. Programs are available to teach you how to exercise properly and eat healthy, use medications appropriately, solve everyday problems, and communicate effectively with family members and healthcare providers.
- Sign up for one of the following Community Health Network programs that have been proven effective for people with arthritis: