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What does it mean to have arthritis?

Many people live with arthritis of some kind, but haven't seriously acknowledged it or sought treatment. The condition has become so chronic in nature, they've forgotten what it feels like to be free from pain and stiffness and the fatigue that accompanies it. If you've wondered about the discomfort and achiness you feel, give us a call and tell one of our staff members your story. You'll be surprised at what a difference the call can make.

The word arthritis refers to over 100 different diseases. These disorders are conditions that may cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the joints and other tissues that surround the joints.

Arthritis is one of the nation's most prevalent chronic health problems. About one in every three people has some form of arthritis. That equates to about 70 million and these numbers are growing as baby boomers age. It occurs in women about twice as often than in men.

Peoples can learn to deal with arthritis by learning as much about their condition as possible. That's where Arthritis Services comes in. We can help you gain the knowledge you need to become an effective self-manager. The more knowledge you have, the more equipped you are in anticipating and dealing with the fluctuations that occur so often when dealing with chronic arthritis.

Here are a few good websites where you can get useful information about arthritis and other related conditions, as well.

Useful Links:

The Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org

The Centers for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/arthritis/

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
www.niams.nih.gov

Thurston Arthritis Research Center
http://tarc.med.unc.edu/

www.AllAboutArthritis.com

The National Fibromyalgia Association
The website provides a free online FM magazine called "Fibromyalgia AWARE"
www.fmaware.org

www.justkeepmoving.com