Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation in one or more joints.There are over 100 different forms of arthritis.The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), a result of trauma to the joint, infection of the joint, or age. Other arthritis forms are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and related autoimmune diseases. Septic arthritis is caused by joint infection.
The major complaint by individuals who have arthritis is joint pain.
Pain is often constant, and may be localized to the joint affected. The pain from arthritis is from inflammation around the joint, damage to the joint from disease, daily wear and tear of the joint, muscle strains caused by forceful movements against stiff and painful joints, and from fatigue.