Arthritis occurs when joints or muscles become painful, stiff and swollen. Common types include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, ankylosing spondylitis and fibromyalgia. Exercise, medication and supportive therapies can help manage symptoms.
Topic: Types of arthritis
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammatory arthritis that targets the joints of the spine.
One child in every 1,000 in Australia is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. It is one of the most common chronic conditions to affect children.
While most other types of arthritis develop slowly, an attack of gout happens suddenly, often overnight.
Many people will experience symptoms of osteoarthritis as they age.
Typical symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica include severe muscle aches and stiffness, particularly in the neck, shoulders and thighs.
Reactive arthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of some bacterial infections.
Early treatment of rheumatoid arthritis will help you manage the condition more effectively.