Posted on May 6, 2021
- May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Over 54 million people in the U.S. are living with arthritis, and with the aging of our population, that number will grow.
Arthritis is the general term for a group of more than 100 conditions that affect the joints or the tissues around the joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common type, followed by rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Arthritis results from a combination of genetic factors, lifestyle, and environment. And though people of any age can have arthritis, age is a top risk factor.