Arthritis manifests in many different ways as an inflammatory disease or disorder, generally affecting the musculoskeletal system, specifically connective tissue and joints. There are about a hundred different forms of arthritis, but some of the more common types include Rheumatoid arthritis, Gouty arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Juvenile arthritis.
Arthritis may not be life threatening, but it can be debilitating and severely affects the quality of life. Pain and stiffness are the main symptoms, resulting from inflammation or damage to the joint as a result of the disorder. The pain can be excruciating, reducing mobility in the affected joint and also causing deformities.