7 Things You Didn’t Know About Arthritis

2. There Are Over 100 Different Forms Of Arthritis

As you may have guessed from point #1, despite being grouped under the single heading of “arthritis”, there are many different types of the disease. In fact, there are literally hundreds of kinds. The three most common forms are rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Other fairly common types include gout, in which sharp uric acid crystals form in the joints, and fibromyalgia, which causes chronic pain anywhere in the body, fatigue, memory problems, and mood swings. Even lupus, carpal tunnel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease may be considered forms of arthritis because they cause chronic inflammation.

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