Treating Arthritis – San Pedro

Arthritis is a joint disorder that causes pain, inflammation and wear of the affected area. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Arthritis can cause pain, loss of movement and swelling. Early symptoms, which may include a dull ache, may be confused with other things, such as fatigue or over use.

Arthritis Facts

According to the Arthritis Foundation®, the number of those with arthritis is on the rise. Additional facts include:

· Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s leading cause of disability among Americans over age 15

· Arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability

· Arthritis results in 39 million physician visits and more than a half million hospitalizations

· Costs to the U.S. economy totals $128 billion annually

A third of all American adults say arthritis has limited their ability to work. PrimeMedical is an Internal Medicine practice specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of many chronic problems. If you have any questions about arthritis or other health conditions, please call us at our San Pedro, California office at 310-548-0201.

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