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1) Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints.
Rheumatoid arthritis can also cause inflammation of the tissue around the joints, as well as in other organs in the body. It is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. While rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness, meaning it can last for years, patients may experience long periods without symptoms. However, rheumatoid arthritis is typically a progressive illness that has the potential to cause joint destruction and functional disability.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of More women than men get rheumatoid arthritis. It often starts between ages 25 and 55. You might have the disease for only a short time, or symptoms might come and go. The severe form can last a lifetime.
Gout is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint.
The small joint at the base of the big toe is the most common site of an acute gout attack of arthritis.
Other joints that are commonly affected include the ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, and elbows. Joint pain usually begins over 2–4 hours and during the night. The reason for onset at night is due to the lower body temperature then. Other symptoms that may occur along with the joint pain include fatigue and a high fever.
Gout is a disease that results from an overload of uric acid in the body. This overload of uric acid leads to the formation of tiny crystals of urate that deposit in tissues of the body, especially the joints. When crystals form in the joints, it causes recurring attacks of joint inflammation (arthritis). Gout is considered a chronic and progressive disease. Chronic gout can also lead to deposits of hard lumps of uric acid in the tissues, particularly in and around the joints and may cause joint destruction, decreased kidney function, and kidney stones. Gout is nine times more common in men than in women. It predominantly attacks males after puberty, with a peak age of 75. In women, gout attacks usually occur after menopause.
In addition to an inherited abnormality in handling uric acid, other risk factors for developing gout include obesity, excessive weight gain (especially in youth), moderate to heavy alcohol intake, high blood pressure, and abnormal kidney function.
3) Ankylosing Spondylosis
Ankylosing Spondylosis is the stiffening or fusing of bones in the spine.
Ankylosing Spondylosis is the stiffening or joining together of bones in the spine due to degenerative changes caused by the old age. Over time, the elasticity of the ligaments and tendons may be replaced by rigid, fused bone, and flexible movement of the spine may become increasingly restricted.
4) Traumatic Synovitis
Traumatic Synovitis is the inflammation of a synovial (joint-lining) membrane and is characterized by swelling, due to effusion (fluid collection) in a synovial sac.
(A Synovial joint is the most common and most movable type of joint in the body).
5) Lower back pain/Lumbago
Lower back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their lives.
It accounts for more sick leave and disability than any other medical condition. It can be acute, sub-acute or chronic in duration
It may be caused by a weak or strained back muscle, torn ligaments, a herniated disk, compression of the sciatic nerve (sciatica), degenerative disease of the vertebrae (spondylosis), curvature of the spine (scoliosis), or loss of bone mass (osteoporosis).
Arthralgia, or joint pain, is a symptom of injury, infection, illnesses (in particular arthritis) or an allergic reaction to medication.
The causes of arthralgia are varied and range from degenerative and destructive processes, such as osteoarthritis and sports injuries, to inflammation of tissues surrounding the joints. It can be caused by many reasons such as gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
7) Inflammation of joints
Joint inflammation is the body’s reaction to various diseases or conditions.
Joint inflammation can occur because of injury, including fractures, or the resurfacing of old injuries. Joint inflammation can also occur because of infection, usually caused by bacteria or viruses. The most common cause of joint inflammation is arthritis. The body responds to these conditions by increasing blood flow to the area. The increased blood flow brings white blood cells and body chemicals to combat the condition. The result is joint inflammation.
The joint inflammation can be caused by many reasons such as osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis.
People frequently see osteoarthritis as being a progressive and disabling disease. Some people do experience symptoms of severe pain and stiffness. But for many, symptoms are mild and cause only temporary and occasional problems. Osteoarthritis is a condition involving the breakdown of the protective cushion of the cartilage covering the ends of the bones where two bones meet to form a joint. Osteoarthritis is due to changes within the cartilage cells which lead to a loss of elasticity. Over a period of time, the cartilage thins and may even break down leaving the bones unprotected. As a result, the joint loses its smooth functioning.
The main symptom is pain, causing loss of ability and often stiffness. "Pain" is generally described as a sharp ache, or a burning sensation in the associate muscles and tendons. Osteoarthritis can cause a crackling noise (called "crepitus") when the affected joint is moved or touched, and patients may experience muscle spasms and contractions in the tendons.
Occasionally, the joints may also be filled with fluid. Humid and cold weather increases the pain in many patients. Osteoarthritis commonly affects the hands, feet, spine, and the large weight bearing joints, such as the hips and knees, although in theory, any joint in the body can be affected. As osteoarthritis progresses, the affected joints appear larger, are stiff and painful, and usually feel worse, the more they are used throughout the day. In smaller joints, such as at the fingers, hard bony enlargements may form, and though they are not necessarily painful, they do limit the movement of the fingers significantly. Osteoarthritis at the toes leads to the enlargement of bones or tissue, rendering them red or swollen. Some people notice these physical changes before they experience any pain. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint effusion, sometimes called water on the knee in lay terms, an accumulation of excess fluid in or around the knee joint.
9) Infectious/septic arthritis
Septic arthritis, also known as infectious arthritis, may represent a direct invasion of joint space by various microorganisms.
Septic arthritis, also known as infectious arthritis, may represent a direct invasion of joint space by various microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, mycobacteria, and fungi.
It is an intensely painful infection in a joint. Bacteria, or less commonly fungi, can spread from other infected areas in your body to a joint. In septic arthritis, germs infiltrate your joint — usually just one — and damage it, causing severe pain, warmth and swelling. Bacteria most commonly target your knee, though other joints can be affected by septic arthritis, including your ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Young children and older adults are most likely to develop septic arthritis.
Septic arthritis typically causes extreme discomfort and difficulty in using the affected joint. Signs and symptoms may include:1) Fever
2) Severe pain in the affected joint, especially when you move that joint
3) Swelling of the affected joint
4) Warmth in the area of the affected joint
In children, additional symptoms may include:
1) Poor appetite
3) Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
If you're taking medications for other types of arthritis, you may not feel severe pain with septic arthritis because those medications may mask the pain and fever. In adults, the joints of the arms and legs — especially the knees — are most commonly affected by septic arthritis. In children, the hip is the joint most likely to be affected. Children with septic arthritis of the hip often hold their hip in a fixed position and try to avoid any joint rotation. In rare cases other joints, such as those in the back, neck and head, may be affected.
Septic arthritis may develop when an infection elsewhere in your body, such as an upper respiratory tract infection or urinary tract infection, spreads through your bloodstream to a joint. Less commonly, a puncture wound, drug injection or surgery near a joint may allow bacteria into the joint space.
Parkinsonism refers to any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease.
Parkinsonism refers to any condition that causes a combination of the movement abnormalities seen in Parkinson's disease — such as tremors, slow movement, impaired speech or muscle stiffness — resulting from the loss of dopamine-containing nerve cells (neurons). Not everyone who has parkinsonism has Parkinson's disease. Other causes of parkinsonism include:1) Lewy body dementia
3) Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain usually caused by infection
4) Progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare degenerative brain disorder
5) Multiple system atrophy, a degenerative disorder that destroys nerve tissue
6) Corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurological disease
7) Certain medications, such as some antipsychotics and metoclopramide
8) Head trauma, isolated or repeated, such as injuries sustained in boxing
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches — from the back down the buttock and leg.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It runs from the spinal cord to the buttock and hip area and down the back of each leg. Sciatica is a symptom, not a disorder. The radiating pain of sciatica signals another problem involving the nerve, such as a herniated disk.
Common symptoms of sciatica include:1) Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting
2) Burning or tingling down the leg
3) Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot
4) A constant pain on one side of the rear
5) A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up
Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes. For some people, the pain from sciatica can be severe and debilitating. For others, the pain from sciatica might be infrequent and irritating, but has the potential to get worse.
Neuralgia is pain in a nerve pathway.
The symptoms of neuralgia include:
- 1) Localized pain
- 2) The area may be excruciatingly sensitive to touch, and any pressure is felt as pain.
- 3) The pain can be sharp or burning, depending on the affected nerve.
- 4) The affected area is still functional.
- 5) The muscles may spasm.
- 1) Infection - the nerve can be irritated by nearby infection, such as a tooth abscess.
- 2) Pressure or injury - broken bones, slipped vertebral discs (sciatica) or certain tumours can press and irritate a nerve.
Myositis is defined as the inflammation of muscles (“myo” means muscle and “itis” means inflammation)
The inflammatory myopathies are a group of disorders characterized by inflammation and weakness mainly of the muscles closest to the trunk of the body (proximal muscles). Myositis may be associated with inflammation in other organs, including the joints, heart, lungs, intestines and skin. Muscle inflammation also can occur in people with other rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and scleroderma.
Paralysis is the loss of muscle function of one or more muscles.
Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss) in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor. Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. Some of the other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, etc.