Painful, swollen joints that are stiff, red, warm and difficult to move are an early symptom of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Some forms of arthritis have pain that is not linked to the joints, with s... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Early symptoms of arthritis in fingers include dull or burning pain, joint stiffness, mild joint inflammation or swelling and warmth in the affected joints. When an individual begins to develop arthritis in the fingers, ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Signs of arthritis in the knee include progressive or sudden pain, inflammation, weakness and stiffness in the knee joint, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' OrthoInfo website. The affected indivi... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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Although there are no official dietary recommendations for people with arthritis, they should limit foods that contribute to inflammation, such as processed foods, saturated fats, trans fats and added sugar, notes the Ar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes a sudden and severe onset of symptoms such as pain, swelling and tenderness, notes the Arthritis Foundation. Gout commonly affects the joint of the big toe but can aff... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Individuals with lower back pain due to arthritis can treat the pain with hot and cold therapy, physical therapy, rest, braces and corsets, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, according to the Arthritis Foundation.... More » Health Conditions & Diseases