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What is arthritis?

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Arthritis means inflammation in a joint. That inflammation causes redness, warmth, swelling, and pain within the joint.

SOURCES: The Mayo Clinic. The Arthritis Foundation. National Library of Medicine. Food and Drug Administration

Reviewed by Tracy C. Shuman on August 01, 2005

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SOURCES: The Mayo Clinic. The Arthritis Foundation. National Library of Medicine. Food and Drug Administration

Reviewed by Tracy C. Shuman on August 01, 2005

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