Arthritis affects millions of people all over the world. In fact, from the year 2010 – 2012, approximately 52.5 million adults (22.7%) in the United States were diagnosed with some form of arthritis. Unfortunately, this number is projected to reach 78 million (26%) by the year 2040. Aside from this, arthritis is also considered as one of the leading causes of disability attributed to work limitation and increased risk of falls and injuries (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016).
Though arthritis usually strikes during the peak of an individual’s most productive years of adulthood, there are several available approaches that can improve the quality of life despite being diagnosed with this disabling condition. This usually begins with our own initiative to increase awareness about the basics of arthritis, including its causes, symptoms and management. To help patients who are either at risk or currently suffering from this condition, this article focuses on the ABCDs of arthritis. Through this, they will be equipped with knowledge on how they can effectively deal with arthritis.
- BASIC TREATMENT.
- CRYOTHERAPY AS A REMEDY.
- DOs AND DON’Ts FOR ARTHRITIS PAIN.