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Welcome to the Arthritis Foundation’s Introduction To Arthritis!
Defining Arthritis ARTH + IT IS = (Joint)(Inflammation) INFLAMMATION OF THE JOINTS
OsteoarthritisRheumatoid Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis Fibromyalgia Lupus Gout Bursitis Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Osteogenesis Imperfecta Myositis Scleroderma Lyme Disease Carpel TunnelPsioriatic Arthritis Arthritis is an umbrella term for over 100 types of rheumatic diseases
Its Prevalence and Impact A new CDC report (2006) says that 46 million Americans have arthritis (1 in 5) The #1 cause of Disability in the U.S. Costs the U.S. economy $128 billion/year More than half are under age 65.
Two Most Common Types Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteoarthritis Normal JointJoint with Osteoarthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Normal Joint Joint with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects nearly 2.1 million Americans Affects three times more women than men Can result in severe joint damage and deformity May also cause fatigue, weight loss, and other whole-body symptoms
Major Differences: OA & RA OsteoarthritisRheumatoid Arthritis Usually begins age 40+Usually begins ages 25-50 Often affects joints on ONE side of the body Usually affects joints on BOTH sides of the body Usually doesn’t cause redness, warmth, and swelling of a joint Causes redness, warmth and swelling of joints Affects only certain joints; rarely affects elbows or shoulders Affects many joints, including elbows and shoulders Doesn’t cause a general feeling of sickness Often causes malaise, fatigue, weight loss and fever
Chronic Illness Symptom Cycle Reduced Activity Decreased Flexibility, Strength & Function Stiffness Fatigue Depression Anger Loss of Self- Esteem Stress Muscle Tension Pain
Three Important Questions 1. Can osteoarthritis be prevented? 2. How is it diagnosed? 3.How can it be managed?