Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints, which results in pain, swelling, and limited movement. Our Rheumatology team treats many types of arthritis, such as listed below. The following links refer to topics on our Dartmouth-Hitchcock Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia website:
- Adult Still's disease is a rare illness marked by high, spiky fevers, rash, and joint pain. It may lead to long-term (chronic) arthritis.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints between the vertebrae of the spine, and the joints between the spine and the pelvis.
- Crystal Induced Synovitis (Gouty Arthritis) is an attack of a metabolic disease marked by uric acid deposits in the joints.
- Enteropathic arthritis is a condition which often appears with bowel diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis, and usually involves knees or ankles.
- Inflammatory arthritis is inflammation of joints that occurs in types of arthritis such as ankylosing spondylitis or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease resulting in joint pain and inflammation that may result in joint damage and usually occurs before age 16.
- Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disorder, which causes the cushioning (cartilage) between the bone joints to wear away, leading to pain and stiffness.
- Psoriatic Arthritis is an arthritis that is often associated with psoriasis (or irritation and swelling of the skin along with redness, itching, and scales).
- Pseudogout (CPPD Disease) is a joint disease that can cause attacks of arthritis involving the formation of crystals in the joints.
- Reiter Syndrome, or reactive arthritis, is a group of symptoms consisting of arthritis, urethritis (inflammation of the urethra), conjunctivitis (inflammation of the lining of the eye), and lesions of the skin and mucous membranes.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease that causes inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues and can also affect other organs.
- Septic Arthritis is an inflammation of a joint caused by bacterial invasion.