There are three types of arthritis: 1. Osteo _ arthritis (also known as degenerative). It can be caused by an injury of the joint or, if widespread, may be associated with the ageing process. The effect can be chronic arthritis of degenerative type _ cartilage of  the joint breaks down; and usually affects weight bearing joints like knees, feet and back.

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2. Rheumatoid arthritis (type of poly arthritis). It can be caused by an auto immune disease that attacks the synovial membranes and goes on to degrade and malform the articular surfaces of the bones. The effect is an acute and chronic phases with varying degrees of damage and deformity.

3. Ankylosing spondylitis: This type of arthritis has acute and chronic phases which results in fusion of the joints of the spine causing severe deformity and immobility.

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