The term arthritis refers to a range of conditions that cause joint and musculoskeletal pain. Often inflammation in a person’s joint lining is what causes joint pain. Redness, swelling, heat and pain at the joint can be signs of inflammation. Inflammation at the joint can limit movement and, in some cases, lead to loss of function of the joint.
Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children and babies. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of arthritis or inflammation at the joint, you should visit your health care provider.