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Chronic Pain Conditions - Joint Pain Issues   

Arthritis--What Is It?


BY: Stephanie (Stevie) Reisinger, RN, PA


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Have you ever wondered what the word Arthritis means? It is from the Latin, arthron, joint, + itis, inflammation. So, arthritis is joint inflammation, and can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and deformity. It is very common, affects millions of people, and is found in several forms. For our purposes here at we are going to concentrate on two forms, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.{

 Last Updated: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 23:41:19 UTC

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