Types of joints
Joints can be rigid, like the joints between the bones in your skull, or movable, like knees, hips, and shoulders.
Cartilage in joints
Many joints have cartilage (KAHRT-lij) on the ends of the bones where they come together. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing bones to glide over one another. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.
Keeping your joints healthy will allow you to run, walk, jump, play sports, and do the other things you like to do. Physical activity, a balanced diet, avoiding injuries, and getting plenty of sleep will help you stay healthy and keep your joints healthy too.
Arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles. Arthritis is often used to refer to any disorder that affects the joints. Rheumatologic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
|Rheumatology and||Connective Tissue Diseases|
|* Ankylosing spondylitis||* Arthritis|
|* Arthritis and Rheumatic diseases||* Autoimmune diseases|
|* Autoinflammatory diseases||* Behçet’s disease|
|* Bursitis||* Giant cell arteritis|
|* Gout||* Juvenile arthritis|
|* Knee problems||* Lupus|
|* Osteoarthritis||* Polymyalgia rheumatica|
|* Psoriatic arthritis||* Reactive arthritis|
|* Rheumatoid arthritis||* Scleroderma|
|* Sjögren’s syndrome||* Systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus)|
|* Tendinitis||* Rheumatologic diseases|
|* Glossary of rheumatology terms|
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