You have probably heard about arthritis, but do you actually know what it is?
Arthritis is not a disease on its own, but an umbrella term that describes different problems with the joints. In total, there are over 100 different types of arthritis.
Today marks World Arthritis Day, and we take this opportunity to spread awareness about the condition and what it actually means.
These 3 quick facts about arthritis are important to remember:
1. It’s not a condition that only older people live with: a majority of people who live with arthritis are younger than 65 years
2. The two most common type of arthritis are called osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
3. More women than men live with arthritis
Arthritis is a common, but often invisible condition. Every person experiences it differently. Some types of arthritis are constant and cause a lot of pain, while others flare up during shorter or longer periods of time.
Some of the most common symptoms of arthritis are swelling, pain, and stiffness in the joints.
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