arthritis awarenessMay is National Arthritis Awareness Month and our goal is to help educate and bring awareness to the causes of arthritis and the treatment options available for patients.
Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless families are affected by arthritis. Arthritis can occur in any joint but occurs most often in weight bearing joints such as the knees and hips. Arthritis is the informal way of referring to joint pain and or joint disease. More than 100 types of arthritis affect Americans each year and is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Arthritis by Numbers from the National Arthritis Foundation:

  • Nearly 53 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis; that number is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030.
  • Arthritis is the nation’s No. 1 cause of disability.
  • Working-age men and women (ages 18 to 64) with arthritis are less likely to be employed than those of the same age without arthritis.
  • 1/3 of working-age people with arthritis have limitations in their ability to work, the type of work they can do or whether they can work part time or full time.
  • People with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis –two major kinds of arthritis – miss a combined 172 million workdays every year.
  • There are nearly 1 million hospitalizations each year due to arthritis.
  • 57% of adults with heart disease have arthritis.
  • 52% of adults with diabetes have arthritis.
  • 44% of adults with high blood pressure have arthritis.
  • 36% of adults who are obese have arthritis.

Throughout the month of May, we encourage you to join us on our HROSM Facebook page for LIVE information session with our physicians as they highlight the causes of arthritis, symptoms, and potential treatment options available for patients.

Arthritis of the Hip
Dr. Adrian Baddar
Friday, May 4, 2018

Arthritis of the Spine
Dr. Scott Bradley
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Arthritis of the Shoulder
Dr. John Aldridge
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
12:30 PM

Arthritis of the Knee
Dr. Jon Swenson
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Arthritis of the Foot & Ankle
Dr. Nelson Keller
Thursday, May 31, 2018