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 Arthritis  Holistic-online.com

Types of Arthritis

Osteoarthritis:

bulletJoint pain that is made worse by movement.
bulletStiffness in the morning
bulletKnobby growths on the joints of the fingers
bulletPain and progressive stiffness without noticeable swelling, chills, or fever during normal activities probably indicate the gradual onset of osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis:

bulletPainful, red, swollen joints that may feel warm.
bulletLow fever, loss of appetite, and weight loss; feeling "sick all over".
bulletStiffness in the morning.
bulletSkin lumps, usually on the elbows, fingers and buttocks.
bulletDry eyes and mouth.
bulletPainful swelling, inflammation, and stiffness in the arms, legs, wrists, or fingers in the same joints on both sides of the body, especially on awakening, may be signs of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Gout:

bulletSevere, sudden pain in a joint, often the wrist, big toe, or knee.
bulletRedness, swelling around joint.
bulletFever.

Infectious Arthritis:

Fever, joint inflammation, tenderness, and sharp pain, sometimes accompanied by chills and associated with an injury or another illness, may indicate infectious arthritis.

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis:

In children, intermittent fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia, or blotchy rash on the arms and legs may signal juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. 

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