One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints.
- ‘Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and diabetes.’
- ‘It can be used to relieve a number of illnesses from migraines to arthritis.’
- ‘I know of cases where cannabis has almost wiped out pain from such diseases as arthritis.’
- ‘If the bunion develops as part of a more widespread arthritis, then other medication may be advised.’
- ‘It was hoped the drug would help arthritis, leukaemia and multiple sclerosis.’
- ‘Older people may get pain in their jaw joint due to arthritis, when the joint becomes worn with age.’
- ‘For example, arthritis is a long-term condition that causes painful and stiff joints.’
- ‘He became an alcoholic, and had diabetes and arthritis, which meant he had to use a walking stick.’
- ‘People say that it can help people with illnesses such as arthritis and Parkinson's syndrome.’
- ‘If the cartilage is worn away, by arthritis for example, it can make the joint painful and stiff.’
- ‘Bone and joint ailments such as arthritis and rheumatism are often reported too.’
- ‘We get through our cancer and heart disease only to face arthritis, dementia, and osteoporosis.’
- ‘The drug is now to be tested to see if it can help sufferers of Crohn's Disease and juvenile arthritis.’
- ‘He has a passion for gardening that remains undiminished despite painful arthritis in his hands.’
- ‘Some people with psoriasis develop an inflammation of the joints known as psoriatic arthritis.’
- ‘Heart disease and arthritis are among the commonest conditions to affect quality of life.’
- ‘Mr Thomas said diabetes and arthritis had forced him to make the decision.’
- ‘Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder and is the most common form of arthritis.’
- ‘Yoga gives a lot of relief for those suffering from arthritis and pain in joints.’
- ‘Smith told the jury that he had been in poor health for some years and suffered from asthma and arthritis.’
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, from arthron ‘joint’. Arthritic was already used in late Middle English.
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