The list below describes the main types of Arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is caused due to wear and tear of the joints, mainly due to high levels of stress placed on the joints.
There are a number of early signs for Rheumatoid Arthritis:
1- Unrelated Joint swelling – Mild inflammation of the joints, without any external damage to the joints
2- Joint numbness- The inflammation of the joint may lead to joint numbness and possible tingling, similar to when an arm or a leg is asleep
3- Fever associated with joint aches and pains, not due to an infection
4- Irritation of the eyes, dry mouth, weight loss and sleeplessness, due to aching joints
5- Painful joints when stretching
6- Chest pain when breathing (pleurisy)
Psoriatic arthritis is often seen in patients suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition and psoriatic arthritis is a further complication associated with psoriasis. The typical silvery psoriasis skin is often seen on knuckles and joints already suffering with arthritis. Patients suffering from psoriatic arthritis display both arthritis; swelling and inflammation of the joints and psoriasis; scaly hardened skin. Other symptoms include fatigue, pain in the lower back and tendinitis.