Physical Activity Key to Managing Arthritis

iStock 000006142353XSmall 300x199 Physical Activity Key to Managing Arthritis PhotoOver 54 million adults live with arthritis, a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints that can significantly impact even minor daily activities. The most common form, osteoarthritis, occurs when cartilage at the end of bones wears down, impacting joints in the shoulder, elbow, hand, foot and ankle, hip, spine, and knees.

CDC’s recent Vitals Signs report shows that although physical activity may seem counteractive to managing arthritis, simple exercise can decrease pain and improve function by almost 40%.

Learn more about the report and consider the small steps you can take or help a loved one take to be on the path to better health.