Joint pains and back pain are a very common ailment people visit a doctor with. It becomes disabling if symptoms become chronic. Arthritis has a big impact on the lives of millions of people worldwide. It affects them physically emotionally and socially as well. It is important to diagnose and treat it early before arthritis takes the upper hand. World arthritis day is observed on the 12th of October every year to spread awareness about arthritis. In this regard Dr. Chethana D Consultant-Rheumatology at Aster CMI Hospital explained everything about rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis means joint inflammation causing pain and stiffness.