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.
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.
by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough It is a type of arthritis that affects about 1-3% of the population but few people know about it. It is called psoriatic arthritis.