Not in most cases. Arthritis means inflammation of a joint or joints in people and is characterised by sensations of pain, swelling and/or stiffness but not normally “burning” pain.
But there are different sorts if arthritis people can suffer from. The commonest is called osteo-arthritis which is a result of wear and tear on the joints. It usually first happens in middle age and affects nearly everybody as they get old.

The most painful type of arthritis is called rheumatoid which is caused by the body’s auto-immune system acting against and damaging joints and surrounding soft tissues. Many joints particularly in the hands, feet, arms and wrists can become deformed, painful and stiff but the unpleasant pain is not really a burning sensation with that either.

However another much rarer type of arthritis called infective arthritis caused by
bacteria from a nearby infected wound or from infection in the bloodstream may feel so. As with this type the infected joint usually becomes warm and red as well as painful and swollen.

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