Arthritis in hands

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a disorder that involves the different tissues inside the joints of the body. Your joints are found where two or more bones of the body come together. Sometimes, arthritis occurs due to inflammation that is a result of a chronic condition or because of an acute inflammation in a joint and the tissues surrounding it. Traumatic damage to a joint can also lead to arthritic changes in a joint. It is possible that hereditary and environmental factors can also increase the risk of arthritis.  In arthritis, wear and tear damage causes erosion of the joint cartilage and the joint itself. Cartilage is material lining the joints. It is smooth and provides protection f...

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