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5 Types of Arthritis

5 Types of Arthritis


And welcome to One Care Medical Center, an international ortho hospital in Coimbatore. My name is Dr. Salam and I am a full time practicing orthopedic surgeon in Coimbatore.

In this post, we are going to discuss on the different types of arthritis. Lets briefly look at them below

Psoriatic Arthritis

In this condition, people have inflammation of the skin and the joints. Psoriasis causes patchy, red white inflamed areas of skin with scales. This type of arthritis affects individuals between the ages of 30 to 50.


Gout is a painful condition that is caused by a build-up of uric acid crystals in the joint. Often the individual can have severe sudden pain that is sharp that is often triggered after a night of drinking.
With increasing age, the attacks can also get more frequent. 


Lupus is an autoimmune condition that can affect the joints and many body organs. Here again, the body’s immune system malfunctions and attacks multiple parts of the body including the joints, organs, and brain. Women of childbearing age suffer more from these attacks. 


A large proportion of individuals end up developing osteoarthritis, it is caused by joint wear and tears due to overuse as well as increasing age.
Common joints that are affected include the hip, knee, and spine. The body loses cartilage (the shock absorbers of the body) with increasing age.
A good example would be the knee joint that undergoes progressive wear and tear, with increasing age.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)


In rheumatoid arthritis, the bodies immune system attacks the bodies joint. This results in inflammation and joint swelling. 1 out of 5 people also develop lumps in their skin and these are called rheumatoid nodules.

No one knows the exact cause of RA, all we do know is that, the bodies immune system gets confused and attacks the joints.