Pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function are the five cardinal symptoms of inflammation. You may experience one or more of these symptoms in response to infection or injury, or you could suffer from inflammation with no discernible evidence. Either way, inflammation-related conditions as a result of chronic inflammation affect approximately 43 million American citizens (1). While inflammation is a necessary bodily response, chronic inflammation can be a particular concern for those that do not treat it as it can lead to arthritis and joint disease, to name a few harmful health conditions (2). 

Individuals should be aware of the two main types of inflammation, understand more about the five cardinal signs of inflammation, and know of multiple ways to treat inflammation. This article shares all of this pertinent information to help you maintain your peak physical health.