10 things you didn't know about arthritis

1: Young people do get arthritis When you think of arthritis, you might picture stiff, sore seniors, but the truth is, arthritis can affect women at any age, including during childhood. In fact, nearly 60% of people diagnosed are under age 65. Osteoarthritis, one of the most common types, typically affects people over 40, but it can happen sooner, especially if you've had a joint injury. Another common form, rheumatoid arthritis, is an autoimmune condition that launches a full-body attack, and it can strike as early as your 20s and 30s. 2: Rheumatoid arthritis isn't the most common type ...

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9 jobs bad for your joints

Construction Workers Working in the construction industry poses many arthritis risks. Lifting heavy weights incorrectly and without the right assistance is a significant arthritis risk factor. Another cause of arthritis is using tools that vibrate. “People who use air hammers constantly have a higher instance of getting problems in their hands, wrists, and shoulders,” says Dr. Gall. The solution: Diversify so that you perform many other tasks on site and, for better arthritis prevention, take lots of breaks. Musicians The life of an elite musician might be enviable...

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How to prevent Joint Replacement

What Is Joint Replacement? Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts. The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows. Do I Need to Have ...

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