The Greek term “arthro” means joint, or a connection point. The meaning of “itis” is “inflamed.” So literally, “arthritis” is an inflamed joint or connection point. Though the term arthritis is often used generically, there are more than 100 different types. Although it tends to affect people more often as they age, it is not exclusively a condition of older people. Doing nails on a client with arthritis requires a gentle touch and some special concerns.

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What Is Arthritis Pain?

April 1, 2010

Arthritis is so common, it’s easy to approach it with a grin-and-bear-it attitude. However, nail services can often offer clients temporary relief from the persistent pain of arthritis.

Arthritic Clients— Handle With Care

January 1, 1996

Arthritis is the number one disease suffered by women. As a nail technician, you can help clients face it with beauty and serenity by making your salon a comfortable, economically friendly place.

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