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Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful condition that affects the joints in the body. The word itself means inflamed ("itis") joint ("arth"). Arthritis is often caused by wear and tear associated with age, but there are many different forms of the disease – even types of childhood arthritis.

Early identification of the sort of arthritis a patient has is important for successful treatment. After diagnosis, patients with arthritis should discuss with their provider about the non-surgical and surgical treatments available.

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