Arthritis affects one out of every five Americans – an estimated 52.5 million people – and is the leading cause of disability in the nation. The condition itself can make it difficult and painful to conduct even the most mundane daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer, or brushing your teeth. The term “arthritis” encompasses over 100 rheumatic conditions that impact the body’s joints, causing pain and inflammation to those who suffer with it.
Griswold Home Care has put together an infographic outlining a number of arthritis facts, statistics, and warning signs of this disease, as well as practical methods of treatment and exercise to stay limber and reduce pain through arthritis care. As always, please consult with your doctor, but don’t hesitate to educate yourself about arthritis and raise awareness of how to halt its progress.