Arthritis

By: Maria & Natalie

Definition (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis )

  • A common form of arthritis that is cause by wear and tear on a joint or by repeated injuries to a joint

  • The membrane surrounding a joint becomes inflamed.


Symptoms

Osteoarthritis


  • pain
  • stiffness
  • muscle weakness
  • swelling
  • deformed joints
  • reduced range of motion and loss of use of the joint
  • cracking & creaking


Rheumatoid Arthritis


  • a membrane surrounding a joint and flares up



Causes

Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis is mostly caused by aging. The water content of your cartilage increases and the protein makeup of cartilage degenerates. The use of the joints repeatedly over the years can cause damage to your cartilage and leads to joint pain and swelling.



Rheumatoid Arthritis


When your immune system attacks your membranes lining of the joint


Treatment

Osteoarthritis


  • Medications
  • Therapy
  • Surgical and other procedures


Rheumatoid Arthritis


aspirin or other anti- inflammatory drugs, exercise, and rest.

Prevention

Osteoarthritis


  • Staying Healthy
  • Be active
  • Protect your joints


Rheumatoid Arthritis


Have a healthy life style