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People who have arthritis suffer from joint inflammation, which results in pain and stiffness in their joints. While arthritis mainly develops in old age, certain types of the condition also affect children.

Some types of arthritis include post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, septic arthritis, osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis. While each of these diseases has a unique cause, the basic symptoms and treatment methods are more or less the same.

Orthopedic specialists in Chennai can help patients in managing pain and remaining active. Consult an orthopedic specialist near you for the appropriate treatment.

What are the types of arthritis?

  • Osteoarthritis (OA): This kind of arthritis develops over time due to wear and tear in the joints. It weakens cartilage and might result in bones rubbing against each other.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Rheumatoid arthritis attacks the body's immune system. This illness is chronic and inflammatory, causing ligament and cartilage destruction as well as bone softening.
  • Post-traumatic Arthritis (PA): This form of arthritis develops following joint trauma or injury. 

What are the basic arthritis symptoms?

  • Stiffness of the joints
  • Significant joint stiffness in the morning or during a period of inactivity
  • Loss of flexibility 
  • A grating sensation in the joints
  • Bone spurs, which are hard lumps that grow around the affected joint
  • Swelling in the joints

What causes arthritis?

  • Obesity
  • Injury
  • Overuse of the joints
  • Other illnesses

When do you need to see a doctor?

Make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor in Chennai if you suffer from any of the following conditions:

  • Joint pain that persists for three days or longer
  • Many episodes of joint pain within a month

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the possible complications?

  • Stiffness and Pain
    The primary complication of arthritis is progressive joint pain and stiffness. It's generally most unpleasant in the morning. You may experience a scraping or crunching feeling as you move your joints.
  • Physical Disabilities and Mobility
    Osteoarthritis causes your joints to become increasingly stiff, weak and painful with time. Simply moving around might become harder. Additionally, you may have difficulty holding household objects, walking up and down the stairs and bending your knees.
  • Other Health Problems
    Lack of activity increases your risk of weight gain, hypertension, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • Sleep Disorders
    Sleeping is often difficult with arthritis pain.

How do you prevent arthritis?

  • Maintain an appropriate body weight
  • Avoid heavy exercise
  • Keep an eye on your vitamin D requirements
  • Keep yourself hydrated

How is arthritis treated?

Although there is no known cure for arthritis, therapies can help relieve pain and maintain joint mobility, allowing you to do daily tasks. Medicines and joint replacement surgery are critical components of osteoarthritis treatment as well.


Millions of individuals suffer from arthritis, yet only a few types are curable. Having stated that, the primary goal of arthritis treatment must thus be to slow the disease's development and control its symptoms.

Are people with arthritis more prone to flu complications?

People who have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus are more likely to develop flu problems.

Is there a risk I'll get arthritis?

Arthritis is more likely to develop in those who have specific risk factors. Certain risk factors are under your control; others are not. You can lower your chance of developing arthritis by changing risk factors that are within your control.

Are children prone to developing arthritis?

Children can develop arthritis. The most common kind of arthritis in children is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

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