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4 Common Arthritis Misconceptions

Arthritis occurs when joints responsible for motor skill such as the fingers, wrists, and knees become inflamed. As we get older, arthritis can worsen with age and eventually lead to severe joint pain. In the United States, arthritis affects roughly 40 million Americans throughout the country. There are two types of arthritis: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, is caused by simple wear and tear over time. On the other hand, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that can set in at any time. Although arthritis is common, many know very little about the disease and thus have several misconceptions regarding its treatment and causes. The most common misconceptions are:

Knowing the facts about arthritis is important as this condition is serious and complex. For more information on arthritis and chronic pain relief, contact Pain Specialty Group today. 

Aidan Fisher, Maureen Cassidy Pain Specialty Group

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