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Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions in the United States that impacts more than 50 million people, and is a leading cause of disability.
May is recognized as Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a general term for conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. Difficulty moving joints, pain, discomfort, and feeling stiff are symptoms of arthritis.
There is no cure for arthritis, but it can be treated and managed. Here’s general facts about arthritis:
There are more than 100 types of arthritis.
Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis, but usually include joint pain and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs most frequently in the hands, hips, and knees.
Experts don’t know the causes of many forms of arthritis.
Certain risk factors make it more likely that you will develop arthritis.
Visit our website for more information and resources.
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