What is Synovitis?

Our joints are lined by a smooth membrane known as synovium which produces a fluid called synovial fluid. This fluid acts like a cushion between 2 joints. Any insult to synovium or synovial fluid like any injury or infection or any joint disease involving synovium or synovial fluid will lead to a condition known as synovitis. Synovitis can cause pain, stiffness and swelling of the affected joint.