May is Arthritis Awareness Month

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis affects an estimated 52.5 million U.S. adults, is a common comorbidity among those with multiple chronic conditions, and is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Although physical activity can help reduce joint pain and disability among those with arthritis, only one in 10 persons with arthritis meet HHS physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. Walking is a preferred exercise among arthritis patients and has been shown to improve arthritis symptoms, physical function (e.g., walking speed), and quality of life. The importance of walking was underscored in a recent report demonstrating that decreased ph

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. The first steps in conquering arthritis are learning the facts, understanding your condition and knowing that help is by your side. Below, you’ll find some telling statistics about the current impact of arthritis on the U.S. population, resources to help you learn more about arthritis, and additional information on how you can help and get involved. Arthritis by the Numbers: Nearly 53 million adults ha