What Is Arthritis?

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Question: What is arthritis, and how does it affect the body?

Answer: Arthritis means pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint. It affects not only the joints but also the rest of the body like muscles, tendons. So it causes achiness through the entire body, not just the joints.

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