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Arthritis Symptoms - Signs You Need To Keep Tabs On

May 13, 2008
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases people across the globe suffer from. Although this disease is common in old age, you can even see a lot of youngsters and middle aged people suffering from this problem, these days.

Once this problem arises, you cannot do anything about it except eating medicines for pain relief or applying topical creams or oil. However, some of the medical experts these days even claim to have found out various effective methods to treat this disease.

Most experts in medical field feel that early diagnose of this disease is really important in order to control the disease and getting relief from pain. In order to diagnose the disease at its early stages, you must look out for potential symptoms of this disease. This will help you a lot to combat pain this disease comes with.

Here are some of the most common arthritis symptoms you should watch out for in order to diagnose this disease on time.

The symptom mentioned here is divided in to many groups as arthritis itself is divided into several categories:

A) Common symptoms

- Weakness in muscle

- Weight loss

- Fatigue

- Excess perspiration at night

- Hair loss

- Dryness in eyes and mouth

- Symptoms of inflammation or infection such as rash, swollen lymph nodes or fever

- Chest pain

- Small ulcers of mouth and nose

- Sensibility of the hands to cold

B) Severe symptoms

a)Joint pain

Arthritis usually starts with joint pain and stiffness. It is also not abnormal to notice certain abnormalities such as swelling, tenderness and restricted movement of one or more joints when you undergo a physical examination.

b)Stiffness

Stiffness after resting for a while is common in the cases of inflammatory arthritis. This is usually experienced in the morning.

c)Excess pain

The pain suffered due to arthritis is aggravated when moving or picking up weight. This is soon relieved by rest. The effect is seen in one or both sides of the body.

d)Symptoms of Osteoarthritis

The disease is also known as Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease. This is a condition where inflammation of low-grade in joints. The disease usually results in wearing of the cartilage covering and acting as a cushion inside joints.

e)Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

This type of Arthritis is considered to be a chronic condition by medical experts. It results in an extremely painful condition that ultimately results in loss of mobility due to pain and joint destruction.

f)Symptoms of Gout Arthritis

This type of arthritis usually results in sudden as well as severe attacks in the big toe. However, any of the joint can be affected.

g)Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis Arthritis

It is also a chronic inflammatory disease of the spine and often so mild that it cannot be detected.

h)Symptoms of Juvenile arthritis

This is a condition common in adults and children. The disease can be characterized by severe pain in the joints.

i)Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis

Here the Bone and joint tissues get inflamed. It can also affect the whole body.

Watch out for any of the symptoms mentioned above and rush for medical help.
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