May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Posted On May 3, 2022
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arthritis Foundation, and other partners recognize Arthritis Awareness Month as an important annual observance in May.

Arthritis is a major health condition that affects working-age adults, older adults, and even children.

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Walking is a great form of physical activity to help manage arthritis and other chronic diseases. It does not matter if you live in a rural area, suburb, or urban neighborhood, walking has been shown to improve arthritis pain, fatigue, function, and quality of life.

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