What is Arthritis

Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, causes joint pain and inflammation. There are many different types, each with unique symptoms and treatment options.


This condition is not exclusive to a particular age group and can affect individuals of all ages, including children.

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis symptoms vary depending on the type and affected joints. The following are some symptoms of the two most common types of arthritis:



Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that usually develops as people get older, although it can affect individuals of any age.


Symptoms of osteoarthritis may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited mobility in a joint.


The areas typically impacted by this condition include knees, hips, and joints in the hands; however, it can affect any part of the body, and the intensity of the symptoms may differ from individual to individual.

Rheumatoid arthritis

The immune system of a person suffering from this condition launches an attack on the joints, usually beginning with the joint's outer covering. If left unchecked, this attack can spread across the entire joint, altering its shape.


People with rheumatoid arthritis may experience pain, stiffness, and swelling in their joints, which can be warm and tender to the touch

Arthritis Diagnosis

During a video consultation, a doctor will discuss your symptoms and examine your affected joints. Afterwards, they will collect all the necessary information to diagnose accurately.


If the doctor needs to examine you in person to make a diagnosis, they can refer you to a surgery or hospital for further tests.


Your doctor may order a blood test to help diagnose if you have an autoimmune disease or rheumatoid arthritis. The test results can also help to identify other potential causes and determine the severity of the issue.

Arthritis Causes

Depending on the type of arthritis you have, the causes will vary.


Having a close relative who has arthritis also increases the chances of you developing it. Therefore, it is essential to be aware of any family history of arthritis to be proactive in preventive measures.


Various factors, including joint wear and tear, lifestyle, injury, obesity, or a pre-existing medical condition may cause osteoarthritis.


Smoking can exacerbate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder caused by a malfunction of the body's immune system.

Arthritis Treatment

The type of arthritis you have, and your symptoms determine the treatment you receive. Although there's no cure for arthritis, lifestyle adjustments can help manage the condition with available therapies.

 Your doctor or specialist will suggest a treatment plan for you based on the symptoms you present and the type of arthritis you have been diagnosed with.


Arthritis doesn't have a cure; therefore, the focus is on managing pain and preventing further deterioration. This may involve making lifestyle changes, taking medication, and undergoing therapy to maintain joint mobility.


Surgery may be an option if you cannot manage your arthritis with other treatments.


Your treatment at Mobi Doctor will be customized to meet your needs.