From 2013-2015, an estimated 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually had ever been told by a doctor that they had some form of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. By 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) US adults ages 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. 1
According to the Arthritis Foundation there are over 100 different types of arthritis. To understand if you or a love one have a form of arthritis here are the common warning signs and symptoms:
The two most common forms of arthritis are inflammatory and degenerative. Infectious and metabolic (gout) can occur as well. Traditional approaches include NSAIDS and steroids. Some get to the point of therapy and surgeries.