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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…

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. It affects an estimated 3 to 6 million Americans. Fibromyalgia is the second most common disorder seen by rheumatologists. It predominantly affects women at a rate of 3.4%, and less commonly, men at 0.5%, children at 1.2% to 6.2%, and the elderly. Prevalence increases with age, and diagnosis is most common between ages 60 and 79, although symptoms are often present years prior to diagnosis. It can occur independently or can be associated with another rheumatic disease, such as systemic lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

Fibromyalgia Pain Management

Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by chronic pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints without detectable inflammation. It affects an estimated 3 to 6 million Americans. View this slideshow to learn more about diagnosis and management of this challenging condition.

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