Arthritis Prevalence: A Nation in Pain

Arthritis Prevalence: A Nation in Pain Arthritis is a term used to describe more than 100 different conditions that affect joints as well as other parts of the body.

Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet

Osteoarthritis Fact Sheet Osteoarthritis (OA), also called osteoarthroses or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a chronic condition characterized by the breakdown of the joint's cartilage.

X-Plain Arthritis - General

X-Plain Arthritis - General Reference Summary Introduction Arthritis is a very common condition. The different forms of arthritis affect nearly 43 million Americans, or about one of every six people, making it one of the most prevalent diseases in the United States.

What is arthritis?

1 Sexuality & Arthritis There are about 100 forms of arthritis, and it's estimated that 4 million Canadians have the disease 1. These different forms are defined as conditions that affect the locomotor apparatus, that is, the bones, joints, bursae, ligaments, muscles and tendons.


CANNABIS AND ARTHRITIS More than 31 million Americans suf fer from arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

2 3 lining of the joints and, sometimes, in other internal organs (such as the eyes, lungs or heart). This causes swelling, pain, inflammation and joint destruction.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

2 Did you know? RA is the second most common form of arthritis Approximately 40,000 New Zealanders have RA RA can occur at any age , but most often appears between the ages of 25 and 50 RA affects women three times more often than men People with RA have a higher risk of ...

Arthritis At A Glance 2011

2 What is Arthritis? Arthritis comprises more than 100 different rheumatic diseases and conditions, the most common of which is osteoarthritis. Other frequently occurring forms of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and gout.

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

What is it? Arthritis literally means "inflamed joint". Normally a joint consists of two smooth, cartilage-covered bone surfaces that fit together as a matched set and that move smoothly against one other.


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