Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis causes cartilage — the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint — to break down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.
The most common signs and symptoms of arthritis involve the joints. Depending on the type of arthritis you have, your signs and symptoms may include:
• Pain in joints
• Decreased range of motion
Exercising to manage symptoms
If you have arthritis, you might not always feel like exercising. And you might be worried that exercising will make your pain or your condition worse that it was. No you’re wrong. Now it has found that exercise can make better the symptoms like pain in joints and swelling better. But it’s very important that you do the best type of exercise.