Arthritis – Overview

By Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

Overview

By: Ehren Allen, Certified Manual Therapist/Physical Therapist

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Arthritis is a general term describing over 100 conditions with different treatment options. However, by definition it is the inflammation of one or more of your joints. Arthritis symptoms typically develop over time and include joint pain, inflammation or swelling, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Arthritis is most commonly seen in adults over the age of 65 but may develop in people of all ages. It is also more common in women and in those who are overweight. Treatments vary for each type of arthritis, so consult a physician or physical therapist to discuss the right option for you.

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