Arthritis

Arthritis in San Diego, CA

Arthritis is a Greek word derived from the words arthro, meaning joint, and itis, meaning inflammation. Quite plainly, it means inflammation of the joint though it has grown to encompass a larger number of ailments than just swollen joints. In the United States, an estimated 50 million people suffer from some form of arthritis and that number is expected to increase.  Arthritis can affect any joint of the hand and arm. You will find links to the most common hand arthritic conditions below:

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CDC Fact Page: Basic Arthritis Questions