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What is arthritis?

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Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation: Arthritis is inflammation of a joint or multiple joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is age related. There are other types of arthritis usually due to an autoimmune disorder like lupus or an infection like lyme disease.
Answered on Oct 19, 2017
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