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Explore Arthritis Joints in 3-D

Whether cause by years of wear and tear or an autoimmune disease, arthritis attacks the joints of the body, causing pain and inflammation that is often diblitating. Click on the joints below to explore the bones and cartilage that are commonly affected by arthritis.

Hand

The cartilage and small bones of the hand and wrist wear down over years of heavy use. This is one of the most common parts of the body affected by pain and inflammation.

Knee

Because of its load-bearing duties, supporting the body throughout our entire lives, the knee often falls victim to pain, stiffness, and inflammation.

Shoulder

Years of repetitive use, often from sports or using heavy machinery on the job, can lead to arthritis of the shoulder.

Foot

The foot contains small bones like the hand and supports the weight of the body like the knee. That combination can lead to inflammation and joint stiffness.

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