What is Arthritis?
rthritis and chronic joint symptoms affect 70 million people in the U.S, or about one of every three adults.
There are over 100 types of arthritis and only a doctor can determine if you have arthritis and what type. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to help slow or prevent damage to joints that can occur during the first few years for several types.
Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, rheumatic fever, Lyme arthritis, carpal tunnel disease and other disorders
Women’s bones need to stay strong as they get older. Unfortunately, millions of women experience limited mobility from arthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Building strong bones during childhood and adolescence is the best way to prevent weak bones, but no matter how old you are it’s never too late to start.