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Arthritis is a painful condition that affects joints and other tissues causing pain, restricted mobility and a diminished quality of life. Contrary to popular belief, arthritis is not just an old age issue and you can develop arthritis at any age.  There are two main types of arthritis;

 

Inflammatory Arthritis (IA):  This is a type of joint damage caused by inflammation and is commonly caused by autoimmune diseases, where the immune system starts to attack the body’s own healthy tissues.

 

This is the most common type of arthritis. Known as the "wear-and-tear" damage this condition is the result of the body’s failed attempt to Osteoarthritis (OA) ageing or in response to an injury repair done to the joint tissues either through deterioration associated with the damage.

 

 For further information on how to deal with arthritis, please see the Arthritis Society's website.