Inflammation of Joints

General or Other | Rheumatology | Inflammation of Joints (Symptom)


Joint inflammation is accompanied by swelling, pain, stiffness and redness of the spot. Inflammation may occur in the tissue around the joint, such as the tendons, ligaments and muscles. In some patients, chronic inflammation leads to destruction of cartilage, bone and ligaments, causing joint deformity.


Causes of arthritis are not yet known. Some doctors accused of infections or environmental factors. Whatever the cause, the result is the same: an immune system that allows joint swelling and occasionally tissue. Recently, scientists have identified smoking a risk factor.

Arthritis or gout is an inflammation of joints caused by microbes or a metabolic disorder gouty (uric metabolism disturbance). There are several types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type that occurs in older patients. The disease is wear and biting joints over a long period of time. Sometimes, the joint may occur after an injury. Rheumatoid arthritis, which can be a very debilitating disease, is found mainly in young and middle aged. Gouty arthritis is more common in men of middle age and rarely occurs in women. The joints become stiff and painful. Sometimes, it can increase and greatly deformed. The skin over the joints can be very hot and sensitive to touch or move any.

Quite often, the joints become so stiff that can not be set in motion. In some forms of arthritis, pain is interminenta, while in others it is almost constant. Muscles shrink and atrophy. In some cases, affected joints are the farthest from the trunk, for example, wrists and hands, sometimes, the joints affected are the spine and large joints. Chronic inflammation can cause damage to tissues, cartilage and bone, which can lead to cartilage loss and erosion, that weakening of the bones, and muscles. Reach joint deformity and destruction or loss of function. A serious complication that occurs after more than time of onset of rheumatoid disease, is inflammation of blood vessels.