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What is Arthritis? How can I treat it?

By Becky Bowman, MSPT
Total Joint and Aquatic Center
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, P.C.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America today affecting more than 50 million adults. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis affecting people of all ages, sexes, and races. Common symptoms include joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go; they may be mild, moderate or severe. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to complete daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint damage.These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray.

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