While arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation, often painful, at the joints; Inflammatory Arthritis involves the immune system in addition to these symptoms and causes stiffness and pain—typically appearing or worsening after a period of stillness or first thing in the morning. There are many different types of Inflammatory Arthritis, some of which are autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks the tissue around the inflamed joint as a foreign entity. These conditions include Reiter’s Syndrome and Lupus. Inflammatory Arthritis can be caused by types of bacteria as well as by waste product of crystalline structures being deposited around the joints.
Symptoms of Inflammatory Arthritis
The symptoms of Inflammatory Arthritis typically include pain and swelling at some joints—the joints may feel warmer that the other joints in the body. These symptoms most often occur in the morning or after a period of sitting stationary. Usually, those suffering from inflammatory arthritis have symptoms in multiple joints.
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