Arthritis means inflammation or swelling of one or more joints.
As shared by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Arthritis affects 54.4 million US adults, more than 1 of 4. It is a leading cause of work disability in the United States and one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. Arthritis is a common cause of chronic pain. Take the first step by being evaluated at OrthoNOW® for arthritis prevention, and diagnosing arthritis.
Arthritis describes more than 100 conditions that affect the joints, tissues around the joint, and other connective tissues. Specific symptoms vary depending on the type of arthritis, but usually include joint pain and stiffness.
Frequently Asked Questions on Arthritis
- What is Arthritis?
- What are the most common types of arthritis?
- What causes arthritis?
- What are the symptoms of arthritis?
- Am I at risk for arthritis?
- Are people with arthritis more likely to develop complications from the flu?
- How many adults in the United States have arthritis?
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- Can I prevent arthritis?
- What should I do if I think I have arthritis?
- How is arthritis treated?
- How can I manage my arthritis?
- Is exercise good for people who have arthritis?
- What should I do if I have pain when I exercise?
- How does being overweight affect arthritis?
For information about a specific type of arthritis, as well as arthritis prevention and diagnosing, click on one of the links in the grey box below.