Arthritis or joint inflammation isn’t actually a single disease but refers to 100+ types of arthritis(osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the two most common) and related conditions.
Most people associate arthritis with joint pain but particular types produce symptoms that affect other bodily processes.
If you find you suffer from arthritis, it’s always best to meet your doctor to find the best path of action for you. But in addition to medications, physical therapy, and potentially joint surgery, lifestyle changes can make a big impact on how severely you experience arthritis symptoms.
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The types of symptoms one may experience are equally as extensive.
Reactive arthritis offers a prime example of how joint disease can affect other areas of the body.
Reactive arthritis is a condition that causes redness and swelling (inflammation) in various joints in the body, especially the knees, feet, toes, hips and ankles.
But, experts say, sometimes, you can also have symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI).
UTIs affect your urinary tract, including your bladder (cystitis), urethra (urethritis) or kidneys (kidney infection).
According to experts, UTI-like signs of arthritis include:
- Pain or a burning sensation when peeing
- Smelly or cloudy pee
- Blood in your pee
- Pain in your lower tummy
- Feeling tired and unwell.