There are several types of inflammatory arthritis. Early diagnosis and treatment will help symptoms and prevent damage to joints.

Joint pain may be due to inflammation or degeneration (wear and tear) in joints.

Arthritis describes a range of different conditions, including osteoarthritis and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.

Hallmarks of inflammatory arthritis are: early morning stiffness for more than 30 minutes, improvement with activity and joint swelling or warmth.

Hallmarks of degenerative pain (osteoarthritis) are: general stiffness, worsening of pain with activity and weight bearing.