Reactive Arthritis

What is reactive arthritis?

Reactive arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation, pain and swelling of the joints. It usually develops after an infection, often in the bowel or genital areas. The infection causes activity in the immune system. In some people this activity of the immune system causes joints to become inflamed, however the joints themselves are not actually infected. For more information about reactive arthritis including:-

  • What is reactive arthritis?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What causes it?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • What will happen to me?
  • What are the treatments for reactive arthritis?
  • What can I do?

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