What is Arthritis?

Arthritis refers to joint pain or joint disease, and although common, is not well understood. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States affecting over 300,000 children and 50 million adults of all ages, genders and races.

There are over 100 different types of the disease, including degenerative, inflammatory, infectious, and metabolic arthritis. Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness and decrease in range of motion most commonly in the wrists, knees, hips or fingers.

The best way to combat arthritis is to maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle.