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Arthritis

There are a variety of classes, programs and exercises to help patients diagnosed with arthritis. The following tips from the CDC can help patients self-manage their pain, minimize joint damage and improve/maintain function and quality of life.

Helping Patients Relieve Arthritis Pain

Approximately 1 in 5 American adults have been diagnosed with arthritis, according to the CDC. Arthritis includes more than 100 rheumatic conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. Advise patients with arthritis with these tips to aid in their own recovery. Read more on the programs mentioned in…

A ring-like swelling towards the fingertip, common in individuals with osteoarthritis, which is formed by a lump of cartilage-covered bone around the terminal joint. Osteoarthritis most commonly affects the elderly.

Arthritis Classifications

Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The condition occurs when cartilage that normally protects the joints breaks down, causing the bones to rub together. This results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and limited motion. As many as 37 million Americans have arthritis with etiologies ranging from autoimmune disorders to infection to general wear…