Swelling is a problem that many arthritis patients have to deal with on a daily basis. On the bright side, swelling is easily treatable and usually doesn’t cause major complications. Swelling refers to the enlargement of the joints as a result of inflammation or irritation. It is often followed by - or occurs alongside - other symptoms like pain or redness. Reactive arthritis can occur in anyone between the ages of 20 to 50, and in unusual cases, people outside of this range can be affected. Most bouts of reactive arthritis last for a short period.
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