Qu'est-ce que l'arthrite?

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**What is Arthritis?**


Arthritis is a‌ common condition ‍that causes pain, stiffness,⁣ and⁤ swelling in the joints. It can affect people of all ages, but it is⁤ most common in‌ adults over 65. There are many ⁤different types of arthritis, but the most common types are osteoarthritis ⁤and rheumatoid ⁣arthritis.

**Causes of Arthritis**

* **Osteoarthritis** is a degenerative joint⁣ disease ​that occurs when the cartilage⁢ that protects the⁤ bones at​ the ends of the joints wears down. This can happen over time due to use and wear and tear, or it can be caused by an injury.

*⁤ **Rheumatoid arthritis** is an autoimmune disease that affects the lining of the joints. This causes inflammation ⁤and can lead to ⁤damage of the cartilage and bone.

**Symptoms of ⁢Arthritis**

The symptoms of arthritis can ‌vary depending on the ​type of arthritis and ‍the severity ⁤of the condition. Some ⁣of⁢ the most common symptoms include:

* Joint pain

*⁢ Joint stiffness

* Joint swelling

* Loss of​ range‌ of ​motion

* ‍Creaking ‍or popping in the joints

* Numbness or tingling ‍in the hands or feet

**Treatment for Arthritis**

There is ⁢no cure for arthritis, but there are treatments ⁣that can help to relieve symptoms and improve function. Some of the most common treatments include:

*⁣ Medications

* Physical therapy

* Occupational therapy

*​ Surgery

**Preventing‌ Arthritis**

There‍ is no sure ⁤way to prevent arthritis, but there are some things that may help to reduce your risk of⁤ developing the ⁢condition. Some of these things ‌include:

* Maintaining a healthy weight

* Getting regular exercise

*⁤ Eating a healthy diet

* Avoiding smoking

* Limiting⁣ alcohol intake


Arthritis is ​a common‌ condition that can cause ⁣significant pain and disability. However, there are many ⁢treatments available that can help to relieve symptoms and improve function.‍ If you think‍ you may have arthritis, it is important to see ‍a doctor to get a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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