Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation. A joint is an area of the body where two bones meet. A joint functions to allow movement of the body parts it connects. Arthritis means inflammation of one or more joints. Arthritis can be frequently accompanied by joint pain.
The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury, abnormal metabolism, inheritance, infections, and an overactive immune system .Treatment programs, when possible, are often directed toward the precise cause of arthritis.