Reasons & Symptoms:
Arthritis is a term often used to mean any disorder that affects joints. The most common forms are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms generally include joint pain and stiffness. Other symptoms may include redness, warmth, swelling, and decreased range of motion of the affected joints. Overall the disease becomes more common with age and it is a common reason that people miss work and can result in a decreased quality of life.
- Protect joints by wearing gloves in winter
- Exercise regularly with both cardiovascular and light weightlifting exercises;