|Description:||After having placed her luggage in the back seat area, this rheumatoid arthritis patient had set her handbag on the front seat prior to entering her vehicle. She was not letting her painful condition prevent her from carrying on with her daily activities.|
Arthritis in General
While the word arthritis is used by clinicians to specifically mean joint inflammation it is used in public health to refer more generally to more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue. The pattern, severity and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, rheumatic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in or around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body.