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Types of Arthritis
Some types of arthritis are:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Back Injury
Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
Repetitive Stress Injury
Each one has different symptoms, causes and treatment strategies. As you can see, there are too many forms of arthritis to discuss them all in one article. If you are diagnosed with one of the above, make sure to research the information about your particular condition in addition to this general arthritis primer.
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