Arthritis is a common joint problem that can affect one as well as multiple joints. Generally there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. But the most common among them are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. The problem of arthritis is more common in women as compared to men. In general, it occurs frequently in older people.
Different Types of Arthritis
Three most common types of arthritis are well explained below:
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common type of arthritis. This problem occurs mainly due to the breakdown of the cartilage in the joints. In general, this type of arthritis can occur in any joint of our body. But the weight bearing joints of the hips, spine and knees are commonly affected due to this type of arthritis. Osteoarthritis may sometimes, affect fingers, neck, large toe and thumb as well.