There are different numbers available about count of arthritis types. Some sources talk about 100 types of arthritis and at the same time there are data that maintain that there are already 200 different types of arthritis found. All these mentioned types of arthritis can be classified in three groups:
- Inflammatory arthritis;
- Non-inflammatory arthritis;
- Connective tissue disease [Source].
You can check out one of our latest posts where are collected around 200 types of arthritis.
The most common types of arthritis are mentioned with illustrations below.
The picture below shows an example of how osteoarthritis can harm your hands. Yes, it looks pretty bad and, of course, the ability to live with such fingers is much harder as your moves becomes very painful and you might need a help from your relatives or friends to do things that you used to do by yourself.
There are around 27 million of people living with this disease only in USA, so you can imagine how many people are suffering from it around the world!
Here again comes an example of hands that are hurt this time by rheumatoid arthritis. It looks even worse than the first example we provided you.
And again those are millions of people suffering from this type of arthritis.
Gout is also called podagra. As you can see from the picture above it mostly attacks the big toe of leg.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
These were just few examples of hundreds arthritis types that might affect your life. If you do notice signs that you might have it in any stage please do not hesitate to visit your doctor!