Arthritis can impact your daily life and stop you from doing the things you enjoy. Learn more about what defines arthritis and what the risk factors are, as well as how you can manage your arthritis and not let it stand in your way.
The term "arthritis" covers more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting joints, the surrounding tissues, and other connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions include:
You might have arthritis if you are experiencing:
If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor or health care provider.
The risk factors for developing arthritis are: