Arthritis is the common cause of disability in the United
It is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than
heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
The most common form of arthritis in the United States
is osteoarthritis followed by gout, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid
There is no cure for most type of arthritis.
50 million adults in the United States have doctor-diagnosed
arthritis (just over 1 in 5 adults) and within 20 years,
the numbers will soar. By 2030, unless the trend is reversed,
an estimated 67 million Americans will have arthriti.
Arthritis is the 2nd most frequently reported chronic
condition in the United States. The risk of it increases
with age and is more common among women than men.
In all U.S. states, 1 in 20 working-age adults (18-64
years old) face work limitations because of arthritis. Among
those with arthritis, 1 in 3 has work limitations.
An estimated 294,000 children under age of 18 years
old have some form of arthritis or rheumatic condition (this
represents approximately 1 in every 250 children).
With regards to monetary value, arthritis and rheumatic
conditions cost the U.S. economy $128 billion annually.
The CDC or Centers for Disease Control recommends for
people with arthritis to learn arthritis management strategies
including being active, watching their weight, seeing their
doctor and protecting their joints
Arthritis may inflict anytime, at anyplace, to anybody
and that includes you. Awareness and a greater demand for
better health are essential keys in order for this disorder
to be prevented.