Signs of Arthritis

Gregory Kaplan, Physical Therapist with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains arthritis is an inflammation in the joint that affects the bone, the cartilage, the capsule, the ligaments and the muscles in the area. Some of the symptoms of arthritis are pain in joints that does not go away, warmth and redness in joints, swelling, stiffness, and trouble moving joints in a normal way. Kaplan says people have stiffness in the joint, because the body's natural reaction is limiting movement to not inflame that area anymore.

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