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5 Facts About Arthritis You May Not Have Known

- There are over 100 variants or rheumatic disease and arthritis

- Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the US

- Arthritis also affects children: 1/250 children globally

- Although there is no cure for arthritis there are several treatment options available to reduce pain and increase function

- Most common signs and symptoms include: pain and stiffness in the joint, swelling in or near the joint and difficulty walking or bending the joint

Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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