Common Rheumatic Disorders are:
When flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down, it causes this type of arthritis. It occurs when the protective cushions the ends of your bones wear down over time. Read more
The most common type of autoimmune
arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis. This type of arthritis is caused when the
immune system is not working properly. Pain and swelling in the wrist and small
joints of the hand and feet is caused by rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the healthy tissue gets attacked by the immune system of the body. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus affects the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. Read more
Ankylosing spondylitis or AS, is a form
of arthritis that primarily affects the spine. It might affect the other joints
as well. It leads to severe, chronic pain and discomfort due to the
inflammation of the spinal joints (vertebrae).
It is a form of arthritis that is caused
by excess uric acid in the bloodstream. The symptoms of gout are shown due to
the formation of uric acid crystals in the joints and the body’s response to
Also known as systemic sclerosis, this is
a chronic connective tissue disease. It is generally classified as one of the
autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
Psoriatic arthritis is a type of
inflammatory arthritis. It occurs in some patients with psoriasis. Psoriatic
arthritis can affect any joint in the body, and its symptoms vary from person
It is an infection in the joint. A
bacterial, viral or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body
causes this infection. Intense pain in the joint is one of the symptoms of
In children under the age of 16, Juvenile
idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of arthritis. It is also known as
juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis can cause:
- Persistent joint pain
Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory
disorder. It causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders.
Signs and symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica are worse in the morning and
usually begin quickly.
Reactive arthritis is joint pain and
swelling which is triggered by an infection in another part of your body. It is
most common in your intestines, genitals or urinary tract.