#1 – Osteoarthritis
Known as degenerative joint disease, Osteoarthritis is arthritis’ most common form. This disease occurs when the rubbery material covering the ends of our bones, the cartilage, breaks down and wear away.
Osteoarthritis can cause a lot of morning stiffness, which means once you try to move from your bed, you will experience pain, you will not be able to get up right away, and you will be extremely stiff. However, once you start going, you will be just fine.
This form of arthritis happens mostly to people over 65, and some of the risk factors are a previous knee injury, obesity, weak and overuse thigh muscles. Also, the risk of getting it can be increased because of genetics, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
#2 – Inflammatory Arthritis
According to experts, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus belong to the inflammatory arthritis family.
Anyone dealing with rheumatoid arthritis experiences painful swelling in the joint and may feel low fevers with frequent fatigue. According to the Mayo Clinic, this condition can also affect the blood vessels, the lungs, the heart, and the eyes.
Psoriatic arthritis can lead to joint damaged if left untreated because it is a chronic condition. You can tell if you have it by experiencing pain and swelling in large joints. According to the American College of Rheumatology, this condition can happen to people dealing with skin psoriasis.
In addition to swelling and pain in the joints, lupus can involve the kidneys and the tissue around the lungs and heart, which affects women 10 times more than men.