Arthritis is a term used to describe a group of over 100 diseases characterized by inflammation in the joints or other areas of the body. Inflammation is a medical term that describes redness and swelling which causes pain and, when in the joints, can also cause stiffness. Left unchecked, inflammation can lead to significant and often irreparable damage to the affected areas, resulting in loss of function and disability. (1) There are 2 broad categories: osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

Arthritis Module 1: Common Types of Arthritis

Arthritis Module 2: Reducing the Risks

Arthritis Module 3: Understanding Co-morbidities

Arthritis Module 4: Recommendations for Management

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