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53 Million Adults Have Arthritis

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Nearly 53 million adults and 300,000 babies, children or teens have been diagnosed by a doctor with joint paint or joint disease, also known as arthritis. And, that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030.

There are hundreds of different types of arthritis and related rheumatic conditions, according to the Arthritis Foundation. It’s the No. 1 cause of disability among Americans.

Arthritis Symptoms

Common arthritis symptoms include swelling, joint pain and stiffness. Some people also experience a decreased range of motion. Arthritis symptoms can vary in intensity and, in some people, can make it difficult to complete daily activities like walking or climbing stairs.

Contact St. Joe’s to Help with Your Arthritis

Do you have painful or swollen joints? If so, contact. St. Joe’s Rheumatology today. Connect with one of our board-certified rheumatologists. Call us at 207.907.3370 or click here for more information.

 

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