If you imagine yourself standing next to the four people you're closest to, who do you see? Family and friends are probably in this picture. Now imagine that 1 in 5 of them has arthritis, a painful disease that can cause joint damage and put limits on your ability to move. Could you be that one person?
While many people believe that arthritis affects only older people as a natural part of aging, there is nothing natural about arthritis or the pain and limitations that result. Arthritis can affect children and adults. It can also affect more body parts than just major joints, including eyes, internal organs and skin.
Click through this site to find out more about arthritis, the people it affects and how important it is to be diagnosed. By learning more, you are taking control of your disease.