Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., particularly among older persons. This podcast discusses symptoms and treatment options for arthritis. Created: 2/17/2011 by MMWR.
Date Released: 2/17/2011. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Easing the Pain of Arthritis
Prevalence of Doctor-Diagnosed Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Effects
Among Hispanic Adults, by Hispanic Subgroup — United States, 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2009
Recorded: February 15, 2011; posted: February 17, 2011
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Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., particularly among older persons. Arthritic pain affects the joints and causes swelling and stiffness. It often limits a person’s ability to work or engage in physical activity. Although there is no cure for arthritis, it can be effectively treated with medications, physical therapy, and exercise. Self management classes teach people strategies to handle their arthritis. To find a class near you contact your local arthritis foundation or visit www.cdc.gov/arthritis. Don’t let arthritis stand in your way.
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