Age is one of those factors that you cannot control. A person suffers many difficulties and changes with age because in old age all your organs and body parts become weak and less efficient. Moreover, old people also become more prone to the development of diseases. The major disorders which are commonly observed in old aged people are a joint disorder. Among these joint disorders, arthritis is a major one.

However, arthritis can develop at any age but various clinical studies have shown that the risk of developing this disorder increases with age. This happens because, as you get aged, your cartilage (the soft tissues that cushion joint bones) begins to slowly wear down, leaving your bone joints highly exposed to each other. This results in the grinding of bones over each other that leads to pain and inflammation. However, the following are some types of arthritis that are more common in children:

Transient Synovitis of the Hip:

This is the most common type of arthritis in children. It can develop unexpectedly between two to ten years of age and then it disappears after a short period, with no serious permanent effects. The most common cause of this condition is a virus. Its treatment includes rest and anti-inflammatory medicines as ibuprofen that helps to get relief from the symptoms quicker.

Bacterial Infection of the Joint:

When a joint gets infected with bacteria, it results in pain. This pain causes a child to walk with a limp or inability to bear weight on that particular limb. As it is a bacterial infection the child will also have a fever. If an infection also involves the hip, then it is a serious condition and needs to be diagnosed and treated by a specialist. Its treatment includes a needle aspiration of the hip joint, intravenous use of antibiotics and surgical drainage.

Lyme Disease:

This type of arthritis is caused by an infection transmitted by the deer tick. This infection generally starts with a red mark which is surrounded by a halo or right ring at the site of a bite by the tick. In this type of arthritis, a child may develop flu-like symptoms as fever, headache, swollen glands, fatigue, and muscular pain. After that arthritis may develop for weeks to months after the skin rash. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics, also if arthritis develops.

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis:

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic type of joint inflammation in children. Its common symptoms are joint stiffness and swelling of one or more joints, pain, and fever along with an unusual pattern of walking, especially in the morning. If proper treatment is taken, then most of the children completely recover by the time of puberty.

In old aged people, osteoarthritis is the common type of arthritis that occurs. Osteoarthritis usually affects their knees, hips or spine. Old aged people can prevent the occurrence of arthritis by taking care of their diet and doing physical exercise which is suitable for them.