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Arthritis is defined as the inflammation of joints, and symptoms include stiffness and pain. It often afflicts older people's hands, inhibiting mobility and fine motor skills. Learn about the causes of arthritis and how it can be treated.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, causing the joints between bones to become inflamed. Learn all about the causes of osteoarthritis and what treatment is available to relieve the symptoms. See more »

Arthritis Medication

Arthritis Medication

Arthritis medication can offer relief to those who suffer from the pain and stiffness caused by inflamed joints. Learn about arthritis medications and treatments. See more »

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis symptoms can include stiffness and pain in the joints, a direct effect of joint inflammation. Learn about arthritis symptoms and how you can find relief. See more »

Arthritis Overview

Arthritis Overview

The articles in the Arthritis Overview Channel cover the basics of arthritis causes, symptoms and treatments. Learn all about arthritis with a quick arthritis overview. See more »

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