Arthritis is a general term that covers many different conditions affecting bones muscles and joints all over the body. Most people recognise the two most common types, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. However, there are many others such as ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia and gout.
Whatever type you may have, whether it is a degenerative condition or an inflammatory one, the common symptom that patients experience is pain.
Arthritis suffers commonly report hand pain, neck pain, hip pain and back pain. Not just in the areas where the arthritis is, but in other joints as well. This is because arthritis causes reduced mobility, which in turn causes patients to move differently and impacts the rest of their body.