Create an account
inflammation of the joints, characterized by pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and limitation of motion. There are over 100 different types.
most common form of arthritis that especially affects weight-bearing joints (hip, knee); characterized by the erosion of articular cartilage
rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
most crippling form of arthritis characterized by a chronic, systemic inflammation most often affecting joints and synovial membranes (especially hands and feet) causing ankylosis (stiff joints) and deformity
acute attacks of arthritis usually in a single joint (especially great toe) caused by hyperuricemia (excessive level of uric acid in the blood)
carpal tunnel syndrome
condition that results from compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel at the wrist, characterized by pain, numbness, and tingling in the wrist and fingers and weak grip; commonly seen as a result of cumulative trauma of surrounding tendons
a nondisplaced fracture involving one fracture line that does not require extensive treatment to repair (ex. hairline, stress, or crack)
herniated disk or disc
protrusion of a degenerated or fragmented intervertebral disk so that the nucleus pulposus protrudes, causing compression on the nerve root
a category of genetically transmitted diseases characterized by progressive atrophy muscles (most common is Duchenne's)
condition of decreased bone density and increased porosity, causing bones to become brittle and liable to fracture
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together