JUVENILE ARTHRITIS: This is a general terms used for all types of arthritis that occur in children, the scary part is that this form of arthritis is even more prevalent than juvenile diabetes and cerebral palsy.
GOUT: The affliction that causes peals of laughter and amusement amongst friends and is always associated with too much drinking. But the truth is that these sudden, severe attacks of pain, tenderness, redness and swelling in some joints, but mainly in the big toe joint, are caused by increased levels of uric acid and is also a form of arthritis.
INFECTIOUS ARTHRITIS; This is a form of joint inflammation caused by bacterial, viral or fungal infection. Infectious arthritis can be cured using antibiotic medication.
OSTEOARTHRITIS: This is what we all get sooner or later and especially if you are female, and are heading towards your sixties. It is simply a case of wear and tear.
PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS: If you have psoriasis you have a 5% chance of developing this type of arthritis, which involves joint inflammation and sometimes inflammation of the spine.
REITER'S SYNDROME: This inflammation of the joints is a form of arthritis which usually develops following an intestinal or genital/urinary tract infection.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; RA is a chronic disease (which means it cannot be cured) and for reasons that no one really understands, is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the body's own immune system mistakenly identifies the synovial membranes inside the joints as enemies and stages an attack on them.