Managing Arthrirtis

ARTHRITIS SUPPORT

Education and tools from Find arthritis support, information and tools from the joint steps program —a program by CELEBREX

Understanding Arthritis

Learn about the prevalence of rheumatoid
arthritis and osteoarthritis in adults
52.5

MILLION AMERICANS ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE REPORTED DOCTOR-DIAGNOSED ARTHRITIS

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27

MILLION ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE OSTEOARTHRITIS

1.5

MILLION ARE ESTIMATED TO HAVE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

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MANAGING ARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the United States. While the cause of OA is unknown, it occurs when cartilage breaks down in the joints over time. OA can occur in any joint, but it is most common in the knees, hips, hands, and spine.

Learn how many adults may experience OA of
the knee in their lifetime

About 1 in 2 people in the U.S. will experience OA of the knee in their lifetime

Find how common osteoarthritis is in the U.S.

OA accounts for more than half of arthritis cases in the U.S.

OA SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Pain in or around the joint
  • Joint tenderness and stiffness
  • Loss of flexibility or range of motion

Unlike OA, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s defense system doesn’t function properly and it begins to mistakenly attack itself. In RA, white blood cells (which normally fight infection) attack the lining of a joint, causing inflammation (swelling). This leads to a release of proteins that thicken the joint lining. These proteins can also damage the cartilage, bone tendons, and ligaments near the joint, and can eventually destroy the joint itself.

Learn how rheumatoid arthritis is more
common in women than men

RA is 2 to 3 times more common in women than men

Learn at what age rheumatoid arthritis is most
common

RA can occur at any age. However, it begins most often when people are in their 40s to 60s

RA typically affects smaller joints first, such as the ones in your hands and feet, and then may move on to other joints. Beyond the joints, RA may also cause fever, fatigue, and loss of appetite.

RA SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Stiffness in the morning and joint pain
  • Swelling and limited motion of many joints
  • Fatigue, fever, and/or general discomfort

Patient Tools by Find arthritis support, information and tools from the joint steps program

The following resources can help you take an active role in managing arthritis and getting the care you need.

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  • Talk to your doctor about your arthritis symptoms and arthritis treatment options

    Doctor Discussion Guide

    Productive talks with your doctor can help you find the best treatment option to manage your arthritis pain. Download this PDF to help guide your discussion.

     
  • Exercise regularly to help treat your arthritis symptoms

    Keep Your
    Body Moving

    Regular exercise keeps joints moving, and also improves flexibility and strength. Download this PDF for exercises appropriate for patients with arthritis.

     
  • Maintain a healthy weight to help manage your arthritis

    Making
    Healthy Choices

    Maintaining a healthy weight can make managing your arthritis easier. Download this PDF for healthy eating tips.

     

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