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Debunking Arthritis Myths – Recognizing National Arthritis Month

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Your family doctor recently told your young nephew he has juvenile arthritis. Your friend in her 20s is living with rheumatoid arthritis. [[wysiwyg_imageupload:208:]]They seem to be unlikely arthritis patients, and this comes as a surprise to you – don’t only older people get arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term that we hear about often, but most characteristics about the disease that come to mind are simply misconceptions. Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans – one in five adults has the disease where common symptoms include pain, aching, stiffness and swelling in or around the joints. Arthritis can affect people of various backgrounds and its severity can be greater than most may think.  

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