Arthritis is the number one cause of disability in the U.S., attacking 50 million adults and nearly 300,000 children, according to the Arthritis Foundation. May puts arthritis at the forefront with Arthritis Awareness Month, and now, we want to do our part. Thanks to the Arthritis Foundation, you can educate yourself and stay up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the disease.
If you suffer from arthritis, or think you might have symptoms, use this interactive online tool. It lets you search by body part to learn what can go wrong and how to take care of it.
In a previous blog post, we provided the top 10 ways to protect your joints, courtesy of the Arthritis Foundation. The list includes tips such as: maintaining your ideal body weight, pacing yourself and asking for help when you need it. We encourage you to review the full article, because your bone and joint health is our first priority. To schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic Associates of Zanesville, please call 740-454-3273.