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Do I have bone disease? Arthrosis vs. Arthritis


Arthritis and arthrosis are both conditions that affect the boney joints in the body. Of the 206 bones in your body, it's likely that as you age, some of them, including your ankles, knees, and hips, start to wear down. It's important for people to remember that arthritis does not just happen to "old people".


What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term that describes the inflammation of the joints which causes pain and stiffness in movement.

What is Arthrosis? Arthrosis is a normal degenerative condition associated with aging, which affects the cartilage that in time will worn out causing pain, loss of mobility and muscle strength.


Arthritis vs. Arthrosis


Types of Arthritis - Osteoarthritis - the cartilage becomes stiff and as it damages tendons and ligaments become stretched and cause pain - Rheumatoid arthritis - appears at people aged between 40 and 60, more common in women - Infectious arthritis - caused by bacteria or viruses which cause infection in the synovial fluid and tissues of a joint - Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - affects teenagers and even children

Types of Arthrosis: - Primary osteoarthrosis - develops in healthy cartilage and may be caused by trauma and microtrauma

- Secondary osteoarthrosis - occurs in the previously damaged cartilage and continues to increase in intensity


Arthritis symptoms:

Arthrosis symptoms:

•Pain in a joint especially in the morning •Swelling and stiff joint •Red and puffy hands •Weight loss and tiredness •Anemia •Sore wrist, finger, knee, shoulder, wrist or elbow

• Pain in the joint after repetitive use • Joint swelling and warmth • Stiffness • Limited movements • Sore hands, finger, hip, knee, spine


What causes Arthritis?

What causes Arthrosis?

•Genetic makeup •Previous injury •A physically demanding job •Obesity (places extra strain on joints) •An infection in the body

•Chronic microtrauma of the cartilage •Congenital defects of the joints •Obesity •Genetic factors •Inflammation •Neurogenic disorders •Metabolic disorders


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