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Did you know that Arthritis is one of the most disabling diseases?

Arthritis currently affects more than 40 million Americans and that figure is expected to rise to 60 million by the year 2,020.

Arthritis: What it Is

Basically, Arthritis is inflammation of the joints. There are currently over 100 forms of Arthritis and remarkably, that number continues to rise.

The most common forms of Arthritis include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Gout.

Osteoarthritis is the result of degenerative joint disease, or simply “wear and tear” on the joints.

Arthritis signals people in a variety of ways. Joints might crack when you suddenly stand up or move. Other joints may be stiff and creak. Maybe pain occurs, when you’re trying to open a jar or type on your keyboard.

Arthritis means “joint inflammation” and has over 100 related conditions or types of disease. Untreated, it can advance, resulting in joint damage that is difficult to undo or reverse. So early detection and treatment are important.

The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although both have similar symptoms, both happen for different reasons.

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