Arthritis

Arthritis means inflammation of the joint. "Arthron" comes from the Greek word meaning joint, and "itis" the Latin word for inflammation. Arthritis is used to describe a myriad of diseases and conditions that affect the joints, the tissues around the joints, and other connective tissues of the body.

Two common forms of Arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis also known as "Degenerative Joint Disease" is the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the elderly. It is accompanied by pain and stiffness or inflammation, which most frequently emerges in the hands, hips and knees. Osteoarthritis is usually a consequence of some form of trauma to the joint, an infection in the joint, or simply due to the aging process. The cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is unknown, but its symptoms are on and off inflammation in the joints and sometimes in various organs of the body, such as the lungs or eyes. It most commonly affects the hands and wrists but can also affect areas of the body other than the joints.

Causes or Possible Risk Factors

  • The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), metabolic abnormalities (such as gout and pseudo gout), hereditary factors, the direct and indirect effect of infections (bacterial and viral), and/or a misdirected immune system with autoimmunity
  • Some types of arthritis are genetic or inherited

Symptoms

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling and a loss of flexibility in a joint
  • Difficulty moving the joint
  • Inability to use the hand or walk
  • Bony lumps that develop on the end or middle joint of the fingers
  • Discomfort in a joint before or during a change in weather
  • Malaise and a feeling of tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Poor sleep

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Finch Clinic
Mon. - Thur. @ 9.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M
Friday - @ 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M

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Mon. & Wed. @ 8.30 A.M. - 6.00 P.M
Tues. & Thurs. @ 8.30 A.M. - 4.30 P.M
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For the Jane Street location, we would be closed on December 27, 28, 29, 2017

For the Finch Avenue West location, we would be open on December 27, 28, 29, 2017 from 9.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M.

Both locations will be closed on December 25, 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018 and will re-open on January 2, 2018.

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