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The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). OA affects about 30 million Americans and can be debilitating. Other forms of common arthritis include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis; however, they are much less common. The most common joint involved is the thumb, and this can often times be the presenting sign. Pain and stiffness are hallmark signs.
Joan Haizlip, MSN, Cardiology, answeredOsteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and a leading cause of disability. It is estimated that almost 27 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis cannot be cured but it can be treated.