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ABSTRACT Arthritis is not only a devastating barrier to employment for many Americans it is also the most common disabling disease in the Unites States There are more than 100 different types of arthritis Arthritis causes pain swelling and changes in the joints that limit movement It affects people of all ages Arthritis can come on slowly or suddenly Once you have arthritis it usually lasts all of your life However many things can be done to help reduce pain increase movement and keep the person active Introduction Arthritis is the inflammation of or damage to the joint Nearly 43 million Americans have some kind of arthritis The symptoms and seriousness of arthritis vary widely Researchers dont know what causes most kinds of arthritis Chances are you or someone you know has arthritis or a related condition Pain from arthritis can be ongoing or can come and go Arthritis can effect the muscles organs and connective tissues Review of Literature OSTEOARTHRITIS Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent form of arthritis effecting mostly older individuals It is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it involves the breakdown of cartilage and bones Allen Harry Bender Gleanor Schumacher Brockman 1976 This causes pain and stiffness Osteoarthritis usually effects the fingers and weight bearing joints This includes the knees feet hips and back It effects both men and women and usually occurs after age 45 RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most serious and disabling types of arthritis In rheumatoid arthritis an abnormality in the bodys defense or immune system causes inflammation of the joints Inflammation begins in the joint lining and then may damage both cartilage and bone It often effects the same joints on both sides of the body The hands wrists feet knees ankles shoulders neck jaw and elbows can be effected Its more common in women than men FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects
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