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How common is arthritis?

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Arthritis is very common. It has been estimated that as many as 70 million Americans -- or about one in three -- have some form of arthritis or joint pain. It is a major cause of lost work time and serious disability for many people. Osteoarthritis, the most common form, affects more than 20 million Americans. Arthritis affects people of all ages, but is more common in older adults.

From: Arthritis Pain Management WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 09/11/2019

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Arthritis Foundation. 

CDC. 

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

Arthritis Foundation. 

CDC. 

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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