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The word "arthritis" means "joint inflammation." Inflammation, which is one of the body's natural reactions to disease or injury, includes swelling, pain, and stiffness.


For General Audiences

Arthritis—Part 1: osteoarthritis. The first part of the module discusses the most common kind of arthritis, osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease as well as depicting the possible parts of the body arthritis can affect, warning signs, diagnosis and treatment.

Arthritis—Part 2: rheumatoid arthritis. The second part of the module describes the second most common form of arthritis, which is an inflammatory disease. The module shows what happens to a person with this condition and how it is diagnosed and treated.


Arthritis (Express Module) A Guide for Grass Roots Audiences: This module defines the many types of arthritis, symptoms, causes, risk factors, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Artritis (Modulo Expreso) (Spanish)