DEFINITIONSwelling, soreness, and pain in joints of fingers, neck, back, knees, hips, feet or other areas of the body. It comes with aging, and happens to almost everyone. It can also happen when the immune system is not working properly. You should talk to your doctor if the pain interrupts your daily life.
EXAMPLESamantha’s fingers ache and her neck is constantly feels sore and worn out. She goes to her physician to get a check up and is informed that she has arthritis.