Origin of arthritisClassical Latin from Classical Greek from arthron (see arthro-) + -itis
The definition of arthritis is an inflammatory condition of a joint in the body that can cause pain, swelling or stiffness.
An example of arthritis is when an older person has difficulty using their hands to write or do other tasks because of stiffness in the joints.
Any of several diseases of the joints, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by pain, swelling, and often stiffness, and usually involving inflammation.
- Easy to Fasten Clothing - Seniors who experience arthritis, osteoporosis, or other health problems that limit their manual dexterity find dealing with standard clothing fasteners to be difficult, frustrating, and in some cases impossible.
- Moreover, according to the British Journal of Rheumatology study in 1994, Haslock and associates have found additional health benefits, such as increased hand grip strength, associated with arthritis for those who practice simple yoga.
- Anyone suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, eczema and other conditions caused by chronic inflammation may wish to consult a holistic health practitioner or naturopathic doctor for more information on how diet may help their condition.
- Pets suffering from arthritis and other degenerative disorders may not be able to endure a standard walk, but put them in a stroller, and they can still get fresh air and enough mental stimulation to keep them alert and happy.
- According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, there is not enough scientific evidence to support use of evening primrose oil for diseases other than eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and breast pain.