Arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease. There can be an infectious disease (tuberculosis, gonorrhea, brucellosis, dysentery, angina), and also as a result of trauma.

A common potential remedy for arthritis is hirudotherapy, which uses medical leeches and preparations made from their saliva. An ancient Chinese method that has withstood centuries of practice and has not lost its relevance even in our time. In modern conditions, this branch of medicine is experiencing a new rise, due to the discovery of biologically active substances in the salivary glands of leeches, which have a positive effect on the human body.