Arthritis - resourcesResources - arthritis
The following organizations provide more information on arthritis:
Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where 2 bones meet. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis....
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons -- orthoinfo.aaos.org/menus/arthritis.cfm
- Arthritis Foundation -- www.arthritis.org
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/arthritis
- National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases -- www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis - illustration
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints and surrounding tissues.
Review Date: 11/14/2016
Reviewed By: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.