Arthritis Facts!

Arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability – Fact

Approximately 46 million people in America have been diagnosed with arthritis, and of them 300,000 are children. Arthritis is a group of?á conditions that affects joints as well as other parts of the body. Avoiding a sedentary lifestyle by walking or doing some other type of exercise is recommended to improve conditions. Inactivity may cause arthritis patients to experience more pain. Nearly everyone over the age of 75 is affected by arthritis in at least one joint, according to the American College of Rheumatology.

The 3 most common types of arthritis are:

  • Rheumatoid
  • Juvenile
  • Osteoarthritis

A few ways to keep moving are stationary cycling, walking and gardening.

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