Arthritis Limits Daily Life — More Than Ever

November 7, 2013 — More than 52 million Americans older than 18 say they have doctor-diagnosed arthritis – and nearly half of them say it limits their ability to work or perform everyday activities, according to a new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta. "This is a serious disease, and the rate of disability is of near-epidemic proportions, so something must be done," says Ann M. Palmer, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation.
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23 million

U.S. adults who say arthritis limits their daily activities
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Obese adults who say arthritis limits their daily activities
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52.5 million

U.S. adults who have doctor-diagnosed arthritis
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What You Can Do to Fight Pain

Start Walking

Walking is proven to reduce arthritis pain. Get started with a program designed for you!
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Reduce Your Pain

Reduce your pain today with these tips to make daily living easier.
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Let's Find a Cure


Raise funds to help cure arthritis — and have fun, too. Register for a Jingle Bell Run/Walk near you.
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Make your voice heard! Become an e-advocate to make a difference on Capitol Hill and beyond. Sign up here and read about advocacy success stories here.


Help researchers get one step closer to a cure. Join the Arthritis Internet Registry for free. Learn More

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