This is an auto-immune disease in which the body's immune system (the body's way of fighting infection) attacks healthy joints, tissues, and organs. Occurring most often in women of childbearing age (15-44), this disease inflames the lining (or synovium) of joints.
This form of Arthritis occurs in some persons with psoriasis, a scaling skin disorder, affecting the joints at the ends of the fingers and toes. It can also cause changes in the fingernails and toenails.
Ankylosing spondylitis is an arthritis of the spine that causes low back pain and is more common in young adults. It causes the affected spinal bones to fuse together. Family history is an important risk factor.
Osteoarthritis is also called as degenerative joint disease; this is the most common type of arthritis, which occurs often in older people. This disease affects cartilage, the tissue that cushions and protects the ends of bones.
Gout is a form of arthritis and occurs when a person have higher levels of uric acid in the blood. Too much uric acid causes deposits, called uric acid crystals, to form in the fluid and lining of the joints.
Back pain is often a common symptom of many disease conditions and the back pain may range from simple or dull pain to sudden and sharp pain. If the pain persists for few days, it is acute pain whereas if continues for more than 3 months.