Q1. What is arthritis?

A1. The term arthritis is often used to refer to a single condition but there are in fact around 200 diseases which are classed as arthritis. This includes conditions which affect the joints as well as rheumatic aches and pains.

Arthritis is a chronic condition in which the joints (and sometimes the tendons and ligaments) become stiff, painful, swollen and inflamed. This is usually due to wear and tear of cartilage within these joints or an autoimmune disorder which causes these symptoms.

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