As you get older, you may start to “feel it.” Your knees start to get a little creaky, or your shoulder hurts every time you reach up to get a cup from the upper cabinet. You think it may be arthritis, but you’re not sure what type of arthritis it is.
According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is an informal way of referring to more than 100 types of joint diseases that affect 53 million adults and 300,000 children in the United States. A joint is an area of the body where two bones come together. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint.
There are many different types of arthritis, but here is a list of the most common types, how they develop, and what you can do for pain relief.