What are the common rheumatic disorders?

Common Rheumatic Disorders are:

  • Osteoarthritis

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

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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 (SLE)

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

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).

  • Gout

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 them.

  • Scleroderma

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

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 to person.

  • Infectious Arthritis

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 infectious arthritis.

  • Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

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
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

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

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.

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