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People who live with arthritis are living with a joint disorder -- people can be affected in areas of the body ranging from fingers, wrist, knees, and other parts of the body as well. Arthritis generally develops out of trauma (injury), infection, or even simply from the aging process. Pain associated with arthritis comes about from damage from disease, stiffness of the joints, and inflammation.

Joint pain from arthritis usually occurs in one area and usually shows up consistently. Below are a few tell-tale signs that you may have arthritis.

1.) Joint Pain

As mentioned above, joint pain occurs during arthritis -- it's actually the most common symptom. Arthritis may create problems with moving a particular joint. For instance, you may experience an inability to walk or use your hand properly. You might experience weight loss, trouble sleeping, loss of muscle flexibility, or muscle weakness.

2.) Lumps or Bumps Around the Joints

Look up the term "Jiu-Jitsu Fingers," and you'll get an idea what this symptom is all about. Pockets of fluid can build up in the joints, especially in the hands. These pockets of fluid are also called mucous cysts and can come along with pain associated with them.

3.) Warmness or Redness in the Joints

If you experience redness or warmth around the joint in question, this can also be symptomatic of arthritis.

If you're experiencing pain from arthritis, we can help you manage it the all-natural way. Optimal Health & Wellness Center provides chiropractic care and health and wellness services that will have you living your best life. 

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