Arthritis is a diagnosis that refers to joint pain and is commonly associated with aging. The pain that follows arthritic symptoms decreases your range of motion and increases physical limitations, making daily activity incredibly difficult. This debilitating health disorder causes inflammation in the joints. There are currently 100 different types of arthritis and is the most common chronic illness in the United States. Common forms of arthritis include seropositive rheumatoid arthritis and basal joint arthritis. Common causes of arthritis include bacterial & viral infections, hereditary factors, injury, the effects of aging, and some autoimmune issues.