If you have arthritis, you know pain. But there are more than 100 forms of arthritis and related diseases, and not all arthritis pain is alike. The processes and sources of pain are different for each type of arthritis and related disease.
This section of Breaking the Arthritis Pain Chain will help you better understand what may be causing your arthritis pain.
Understand the basic anatomy of a joint and what may cause pain.
Your body processes pain signals differently depending on the source of pain.
Learn what causes pain in this common form of arthritis.
Learn how inflammation fuels your pain.
Many arthritis-related disorders cause pain in your muscles and other soft tissues.
Back pain is very common, but arthritis is not usually its cause.
Pain that begins in the brain or spinal cord can often become widespread and difficult to pinpoint.
Many people with arthritis also have other chronic conditions that can also be painful.