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All Forms of Arthritis Aren't the Same

Bacteria or viruses can be the causes

(HealthDayNews) -- Just the thought of having arthritis can be painful. For osteoarthritis -- the kind caused by wear and tear -- surgery and medications to relieve inflammation and pain might be your only options.

But the Medical College of Wisconsin says there are actually more than 100 types of the painful joint condition, many caused by bacteria and viruses. These types can usually be treated by draining the joints and by using antibiotics or other medications to attack the root causes.

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