One out of every one hundred people will develop rheumatoid arthritis. Half the people who get it, get it as a result of the fact that it runs in the family.
In osteoarthritis the protective cartilage in the joints wears down over time. It’s more common in people over 50 and people who are overweight, but cartilage can wear away in virtually anyone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. One percent of people will get rheumatoid arthritis in their lifetime.
Scientists believe that increases in obesity and high blood pressure are reasons for the rise in gout – an extremely painful inflammatory arthritis. But there is treatment.
Do your knees and other joints hurt? If you are over fifty it might be a result of osteoarthritis.
DJD or degenerative joint disease is a problem that occurs as people get older, but they don’t have to stop getting exercise.
Chronic pain is a very big problem that far too many people face. And, an added problem is that many people turn to pain medications far too quickly.
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