Specialist expertise: Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Osteoporosis, Orthopaedics, Neck, Back and Neck Pain, Rheumatology.
Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints, surrounding tissues and other connective tissues. Arthritis develops over time when the cartilage surrounding a joint begins to wear away and deteriorate, causing pain and inflammation.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most prevalent. This common condition can affect any joint in the body, although the hands, feet, knees, hips and spine are often most affected.