Nearly 54 million adults have arthritis, and that number could grow to 78 million by the year 2040. This podcast discusses ways to manage the pain of arthritis. Created: 6/8/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/8/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Arthritis Awareness Month – May 2017
Recorded: June 6, 2017; posted: June 8, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States. Unfortunately, as the population ages, it’s only expected to increase. Nearly 54 million adults have arthritis, and that number could grow to 78 million by the year 2040. There is no cure for arthritis, but it can be managed. Regular exercise can improve mobility and strengthen muscles, and controlling weight gain can reduce the impact on joints. Certain medications can help with pain management. If you or someone you know is experiencing chronic joint pain, talk to a health care provider about ways to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
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