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The most common symptoms of arthritis include pain, limitation of movement, stiffness, swelling, redness and warmth of the affected joint. They are expressed in varying degrees in different types of arthritis. Their occurrence may be quick and sudden or gradual and slow.
The pain comes from various sources: inflammation of the articular synovial membrane, tendons and links (ligaments), muscle spasm and fatigue. The combination of these factors, along with individual tolerance to pain, determine the nature and severity of pain.
Since arthritis often is only a “part” of a more general, systemic disease, the above symptoms can accompany you expressed to varying degrees fever, weight loss, malaise, fatigue, and complaints from the various affected internal organs (lungs , heart, eyes, etc.).
Different types of arthritis affect different joints and different numbers. For example, in infectious arthritis (by direct penetration of germs into the joint) most commonly affects the knee, and arthritis in IDUs affects mostly chest-klyuchichnite spinal joints and hip joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects mostly bilateral small joints, which connect the bones of the wrist and fingers, but can affect any joint, usually symmetrical.
Infectious arthritis, redness, pain, redness and swelling occur relatively quickly (this varies depending on the cause) usually affects one joint, general condition may be affected (fatigue, fever).
In rheumatoid arthritis usually first and most commonly reported complaint is morning stiffness in the affected several and symmetrical joints. In advanced stages leads to a characteristic deformation of the joints and muscles around them. There is pain, swelling and warmth. The disease is chronic and occurs many years. Its beginning may be gradual.
Arthritis in systemic connective tissue diseases (eg systemic lupus) against a background of nonspecific fever, weight loss and other symptoms of the heart, lungs and others. internal organs.
Reactive arthritis most often followed by infection of the genitourinary tract or digestive tract, affecting one or a number of joints (mostly knees), and inflammation can “jump” from one joint to another. In the so-called Reiter’s syndrome, which is a reactive arthritis after Genitourinary infection, there is inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis).
Arthritis in the joints wear mainly affects large weight-bearing joints of the body (most commonly the hip and knee joints). The beginning is gradual. Initially, pain occurs when the joint moves and disappears at rest, but then becomes almost constant. Inflammatory changes were more pronounced at the beginning of the process, and in more advanced stages, is the restriction of movement and weakening of muscles.