Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory arthritis that can cause joint pain and destruction if untreated. There are now very effective treatments available.
A serious cause of back pain and stiffness in young adults causing progressive fusion of the spine. Can have associated eye, skin and intestinal symptoms.
A very painful form of arthritis associated with the depostion of urate crystals in the joints.
Chronic widespread pain, tenderness to touch, poor sleep, irritable bowel, and mood disturbance.
Breakdown of the cartilage and other tissue in a joint causing pain and reduced function.