What can go wrong with joints?

A joint disorder/disease or abnormality is termed an arthropathy and when it involves inflammation of one or more joints, the disorder is called arthritis. Arthritis means joint (arthr) inflammation (itis).


Arthritis can occur at any age. The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.



The symptoms of Osteoarthritis (OA) vary from person to person. The symptoms will also depend on which joints are affected. OA tends to come on slowly, over months or even years. The most common symptoms are pain and stiffness of the joints. These feelings are usually worst after resting or not moving the joint for a while. These symptoms may affect the ability to do normal daily activities, such as walking, climbing stairs and opening jars.


Is there a cure for arthritis?


Currently there is no cure for arthritis. However, if you have arthritis there are many ways in which you can manage it so you can lead a normal life. These include special exercises and learning how to do things so you don’t hurt your joints.


Artificial joints are now able to replace some joints which have stopped functioning. If you would like to do some virtual surgery visit this site.  Even though this is an animated procedure, it is not for those people who don’t like watching surgery.



Famous people who have joint problems

Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Kristy McPherson
Kathleen Turner
Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus suffered from Reiter’s arthritis.
Scottish football player Ian Murray has suffered from Reiter’s arthritis.
Daniel Johns
Silverchair front man
Daniel Johns was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis in early 2002 which prevented the band from touring their new album Diorama.
KISS guitarist
Mark St. John also suffers with reactive arthritis, which prevented him from playing live shows and limited his time in the band