From Press Reports
Anyone can have arthritis. Both genders of children, young adults, middle-aged or the elderly can suffer from arthritis.
Contrary to what you may believe, arthritis is not induced by a cold, wet climate. The type of climate (warm or cold) is neither the cause nor a cure. This thought may come from the fact that warm temperatures can be soothing and relieve arthritic symptoms.
Arthritis is more common than you may think as well. It results in 39 million physician visits and more than a half million hospitalizations. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nations’ leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15. Early treatment (http://www.arthritismd.com/ arthritis-treatment.html) can often mean less pain and less joint damage.
For more information on all types of arthritis and treatment options, contact North Mississippi Medical Center’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).