What is Arthritis?

Arthritis refers to more than 100 conditions that cause inflammation of the joints and its effects.  The three most prevalent forms are osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  Other common forms include gout, lupus and fibromyalgia.


The cause of most forms of arthritis is unknown.  It is believed that many are a result of a combination of factors including increasing age, a family history of the disease, overuse or abuse of a particular joint, injury, being overweight and other diseases


To learn more about Arthritis, please contact the Arthritis Foundation at 800-283-7800.  You can also visit them online at www.arthritis.org.


Phone code: 1752