Arthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation of the joints. Certain forms of the disease occur when the immune system attacks the body’s tissues. The skin, chest, eyes and other organs can also be affected. While there is no known cure for arthritis, its symptoms can be controlled through diet and exercise, as well as medications.
Joint PainAt Brentwood Medical Clinic in Burnaby, BC, the most common symptom of arthritis that patients present to Dr. Ali Ghahary with is joint pain. This condition may also cause limited range of motion, stiffness, loss of flexibility, difficulty moving, tenderness, muscle aches, and fatigue. In some cases it may also cause impaired lung function, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes and fever. Those with arthritis are more likely to develop depression, heart disease, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Smoking and obesity has also been linked to an increased risk of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.