That is a good question. Most people are familiar with Osteoarthritis (OA) and with good reason. That is the most common type of “arthritis” that we deal with. That is far from the only kind of arthritis that can affect your life.
OA affects more people in the United States in enormous numbers. In one form or another, joint stiffness; joint warmth; tenderness; or swelling are indications of arthritis. And, in many instances that involves discomfort or pain. Given the wide range of arthritis conditions, it is in your best interest to get a diagnosis.
OA affects more people in the United States than aidat affect us. In one from or another, stiffness; joint warmeth; tenderness or swelling are indications of arthritis. And of course, discomfort or pain. Given the wide range of arthritis typess, it is in your best interest to get an official diagnosis.
The sooner you know what your diagnosis is, the sooner you can address it. Unfortunately, most of us tend to ignore symptoms.
Arthritis in many forms can lead to severe, debilitating pain or disability and become a way of life if you do not deal with it. You have to consider the consequences. That figure of 20-27 million arthritis sufferers is actually much greater. Those with arthritis in some form other than OA push the number much higher. With an estimated 318 million people in the U.S., there are some 65 million suffering from arthritis.