Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. The two most common types of arthritis are: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis most often develops in adults who are in their mid 40s or older. It is more common in women and those with a family history of the condition. It initially affects the smooth cartilage lining of the joint, making movement more difficult than usual, leading to pain and stiffness. The most commonly affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips.