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Sore, achy knees. Stiff, hard-to-move fingers. Inflamed joints. As we age, little aches and pains become more pronounced and common – but this doesn’t mean they are normal. For many Americans, these aches and pains are persistent. If you are suffering from swelling, pain, and stiffness in and around your joints, you may have arthritis.
If you do, you’re most certainly not alone: According to statistics, almost 59 million adults in the U.S. suffer from a form of arthritis. As one of the leading causes of work disability in our country, it’s clear that this issue is problematic and painful. But that doesn’t mean that you have to let arthritis dictate your life.
Let’s dive in and answer some of the questions you’re probably thinking about right now.