The theme of this year's World Arthritis
Day is "Don't delay.
The proportion of people in more recent birth cohorts reporting arthritis
symptoms indicates a successively greater prevalence of arthritis
compared to earlier generations, based on an 18-year longitudinal study conducted by Elizabeth M.
holds 10 million people in the grip of excruciating pain, including myself.
The pain of arthritis
can make everyday tasks that many people take for granted extremely difficult.
The day was first celebrated in 1996 by Arthritis
Rheumatism International and is now a worldwide event, bringing arthritis
sufferers together to get their voices heard.
Psoriasis patients can get osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
, just like individuals without the skin disease.
That conclusion comes in the wake of a report published last fall, which showed that between 2007 and the end of 2009 50 million adults (or 22% of the nation's adult population) had arthritis
, up from the 46 million afflicted with the condition between 2003 and 2005.
is often thought of as an older person's disease, in fact it affects people of all ages.
Foundation Exercise Program is offered at two levels--basic and advanced and is available throughout the country.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data on the prevalence of physical inactivity among adults with arthritis
and diabetes in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.
93% of people with arthritis
have difficulty walking and only 37% can walk just a few steps.
Is there any significance to the recent number of 40- to 50-year-olds who have arthritis
of one or both hips?
That said, there is some scientific support for some alternative supplements and certain foods in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
including tumeric, ginger, Boswellia and bromelain (an enzyme from pineapple).
Supplements Fail to Stop Arthritis
Pain, Study Says"
Clough (Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease at The Cleveland Clinic since 1971) is an informative and "user-friendly" collective analysis of arthritis
and its many variables.