Arthritis

Information and resources from MaxorPlus® for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of the cartilage of one or more joints. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a "cushion" between the bones of the joints. Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative arthritis. It can involve any joint, but usually concerns hands and weight-bearing joints such as hips, knees, feet and spine. 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis characterized by swelling and pain in the joints. If severe enough RA can also affect people's internal organs. RA is considered an autoimmune disease, meaning it's a disease the affects the way body's immune systems works.
 
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