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Suffering from swollen joints, is it arthritis? Need detailed info about arthritis, its causes, symptoms, treatment and home remedies.

Hi, I am 35 years old. For last few months I have been suffering from swollen joint pains. I have taken some pain killers but it doesn’t give relief for a longer time. My mother has arthritis, so is it possible I too have the same disease? How will I know whether I have arthritis or its normal joint pains? And if its arthritis what do I do..are there any simple home remedies?
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  • 'Sridhar' on
  • 10/27/2014
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Generally joint pains can be caused by injury or disease affecting any of the ligaments or tendons surrounding the joint.

Suffering from swollen joints

Since your mother has arthritis so it is possible you too may have genetically inherited it from her and you too have arthritis such as Rheumatoid Arthritis or Osteoarthritis or some other variant of arthritis.

Some Of The Tests Conducted To Diagnose Arthritis Includes:

  • Anti-CCP antibody test.
  • Rheumatoid factor test.
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
  • Synovial fluid analysis.
  • Complete blood count.
  • C-reactive protein.

Other Tests May Include:

  • Joint x-rays.
  • Joint ultrasound or MRI.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a long term (chronic) disease. Any person suffering from RA is affected differently as the symptoms are not always steady. RA can involve different parts of the body but joints are always affected.

Person having RA shows up with joint inflammation, though its occurrence is for unknown reasons.

Osteoarthritis is also known as wear and tear arthritis and is progressive disease of the joint. It can affect any joints of the body and it tends to gradually develop from mild to being severe.

On our Arthritis Information Center, you will find many articles related to arthritis. Some of the links to the important article related to your question can be found below:

You can also find information related to arthritis affecting joints like Ankle, Hip, Hand, Shoulder in the links below:

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