Jul 21

Arthritis by the numbers

By MD for Seniors

Nearly half of all adults who have arthritis have another serious health condition as well.

For many seniors, the pain of arthritis is a daily occurrence.

In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that half of all people over the age of 65 have had some form of diagnosed arthritis. This unpleasant condition causes pain and discomfort in joints, making mobility a challenge for the people who have it. Treatment options can range from an over-the-counter pain reliever to invasive surgeries to repair or replace major joints.

So, what does arthritis is the U.S. look like by the numbers?

54.4 million people are affected
According to the CDC, more than 54 million …read more

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