REACTIVE ARTHRITIS

Reactive arthritis is a group of inflammatory conditions that involves the joints, urethra, and eyes. There may also be sores (lesions) on the skin and mucus membranes.
The exact cause of reactive arthritis is unknown. It occurs most commonly in men before the age of 40. It may follow an infection with Chlamydia, Campylobacter, Salmonella, or Yersinia. Certain genes may make you more prone to the syndrome.

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The disorder is rare in younger children, but may occur in adolescents. Urinary symptoms usually appear within days or weeks of an infection. Low-grade fever, inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye (conjunctivitis), and arthritis develop over the next several weeks. The arthritis may be mild or severe, and may affect only one side of the body or more than one joint.

Muscle and joint symptoms include: Achilles tendon pain, Heel pain, Joint pain in the large joints (hip pain, knee pain, and ankle pain are common), Low back pain, Eye and skin symptoms include: Eye discharge, Eye pain – burning, Eye redness, Skin lesions on the palms and soles that may resemble psoriasis, Small, painless ulcers in the mouth, tongue, and glans penis, Urinary and genital symptoms may include:Genital lesions (male), Incontinence, Penis pain, Skin redness or inflammation, Urethral discharge, Urinary hesitancy, Urinary urgency, Urination - burning or stinging

The diagnosis is based on symptoms. Since the symptoms may occur at different times, the diagnosis may be delayed. A physical examination may reveal conjunctivitis or typical skin lesions.
Reactive arthritis may go away in a few weeks, but can last for a few months. Symptoms may return over a period of several years in up to half of the people affected. The condition may become chronic.

In homoeopathy medicine like Ruta, rhus tox, Ledum, Formica rufa  are used for the treatment. The proper analysis of the case with the qualified homoeopathic physician will give the better results