Posted by: Chelsea Hampton | May 7, 2013

Arthritis Facts & Symptoms

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Warning Signs & Symptoms of Arthritis:

  • Stiffness, swelling, redness or feeling of heat in joints.
  • Frequent pain and/or tenderness; pain that may come and go.
  • Difficulty with moving joints and performing daily activities.

 Arthritis Facts

  • Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including approximately 300,000 children.
  • In the U.S., arthritis is accountable for work limitations in approximately 1 out of every 3 individuals with the condition.
  • Over half of adults with diabetes and/or heart disease are also affected by arthritis.
  • Arthritis is more prevalent in women than men. Approximately sixty percent of individuals with the condition are female.

Consult a healthcare professional if you have concerns about arthritis or need information for a plan of care.   

 

Information obtained and adapted from the following sources:

-News from the Arthritis Foundation. 2011.   

http://www.arthritis.org/media/newsroom/Arthritis_Prevalence_Fact_Sheet_5-31-11.pdf.

-Arthritis Foundation: Arthritis in Women. http://www.arthritis.org/women.php.

– Arthritis Today®. Arthritis Foundation. Signs and Symptoms. http://www.arthritistoday.org/about-arthritis/signs-and-   symptoms/index.php.  

 

This information is provided courtesy of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project. For more information, visit our website or call toll-free at 866-395-4986

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