Understanding Arthritis

  • About Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases

    Arthritis, itself a group of more than 100 different diseases, is one category of rheumatic diseases.

  • Arthritis

    Arthritis and other rheumatic diseases are characterized by pain, swelling, and limited movement in joints and connective tissues in the body.

  • Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Diseases Statistics

    Rheumatic diseases are the leading cause of disability among people ages 65 and older.

  • Arthritis Diagnosis

    Diagnosing arthritis and other rheumatic diseases is often difficult, as many symptoms are similar among the different diseases.

  • Anatomy of a Joint

    Joints are the areas where two or more bones meet. Most joints are mobile, allowing the bones to move.

  • Understanding Joint Pain

    Sprained ankles and wrists, arthritic knees and hips and torn rotator cuffs all have one thing in common: They result in joint pain.