Arthritis is the inflammation of your joints. There are many causes of arthritis. Joint pain and stiffness are the main symptoms of arthritis. You may also have swelling, redness and decreased range of joint movement.
Some types of arthritis are accompanied by signs and symptoms involving other parts of your body. These symptoms may include: fever, fatigue, weight loss, dry mouths, night sweats, etc.
Depending on which joints are involved, severe arthritis can make it difficult for you to take care of daily tasks. Arthritis of weight-bearing joints such as knees or hips can prevent you from walking comfortably or sitting up straight. In some cases, joints may become deformed.