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Joint Inflammation

Joint inflammation occurs when the body’s protective autoimmune system causes damage to its own tissues. Arthritis is a general term that describes inflammation in joints. Some types of arthritis associated with inflammation include:
  1. Rheumatoid arthritis – the most common form of joint inflammation
  2. Psoriatic arthritis
  3. Gouty arthritis
  4. Systemic lupus erythematosus
The symptoms of inflammation include:
  1. Redness
  2. Swollen joint
  3. Joint pain
  4. Joint stiffness
  5. Loss of joint function
Often, only a few of these symptoms are present. Inflammation may also be associated with general "flu"-like symptoms including:
  1. Fever
  2. Chills
  3. Fatigue/loss of energy
  4. Headaches
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Muscle stiffness
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