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Increased blood flow and release of these chemicals attract white blood cells to the sites of inflammation. The increased number of cells and inflammatory substances within the joint can cause irritation, wearing down of cartilage (cushions at the end of bones), and swelling of the joint lining (synovium).

From: Inflammation and Arthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 4, 2018

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Arthritis Foundation.

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 4, 2018

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