Is joint pain keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle? See it off in style and earn your passport to wellness. By:Nirav J Shah MD, Orthopaedic Surgeonhttp://njshahmd.com/
Joint Pain – The Best-Known & Most Common Symptom of Arthritis Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes, but it’s usually considered a result of arthritis. Arthritis is a leading cause of disability among US adults. About half of US adults with heart disease or diabetes and one-third of people who are obese also have arthritis. The term arthritis refers to more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting the joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), which affects more than 30 million US adults. Other forms of arthritis are gout, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Joints affected by Arthritis: People with osteoarthritis usually experience joint pain and stiffness. All joints can be affected by arthritis, however, the most commonly involved are: • Hip • Knee • Shoulder
Arthritis Risk Factors • Heredity • Aging
Obesity • Past Injury in Joint
Muscle Weakness • Infection
Prevalence of Joint Pain in the United States • Almost two-thirds of US adults with arthritis are of working age (18-64 years). • Since 2012, around 23% of all adults, or about 53 million people suffer from joint pain annually in the US. • More than a million people go through joint replacement surgery in the United States every year. • The percentage of adults suffering from joint pain vary by state, ranging from around 17% in Hawaii to 33% in Virginia in 2015. • Arthritis is more common among women (26%) than men (19%), and it affects all racial and ethnic groups. • Around 8 million working-age adults in the US report that their ability to work is limited because of joint pain. • By 2040, an estimated 77 million, or around 25% of adults in the US ages 18 years or older are projected to suffer from joint inflammation, leading to arthritis.
Joint Replacement – The Permanent Pain Cure! • Joint Replacement is usually considered as a procedure for the elderly, and if a person has suffered joint pain over a long period of time, it can be considered part of his life. • The implants used for joint replacement these days last longer than they once did, sometimes up to 40 years. • Joint replacement surgeries now last longer and work better. • Joints can now be customized to the lifestyle and age of the patient. • This procedure is continually improving itself, and new methods are introduced frequently.
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