Origin of arthritisClassical Latin from Classical Greek from arthron (see arthro-) + -itis
arthritis top: healthy finger joint;
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.
See also osteoarthritis
arthritis - Medical Definition
- ar·thrit′ic (-thrĭt′ĭk)
- 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.
- If your loved one likes to play cards but is vision impaired or has difficulty holding the cards due to arthritis or limited hand dexterity, playing card holders, a card shuffler and large print playing cards make great birthday gifts.
- 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.