The word ‘arthritis’ means literally ‘inflammation of the joint’. It is an umbrella term which covers a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions which affect the joints, the muscles and the connective tissues of the body. There are over one hundred forms of arthritis.
Arthritis is a serious condition. Some forms of arthritis can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications.
The earlier you seek help the better.
It's vital that you receive an accurate diagnosis of your condition before seeking treatment. Speak to your GP as soon as possible.