Is arthritis a normal part of aging?

Arthritis commonly develops as you grow older, and not much can be done to stop it. However, you can reduce the effects by staying active and by maintaining a healthy weight.
Tatiana P. Ivan, MD
Family Medicine
Arthritis is not a normal part of aging. Many people think that arthritis is just about the aches and pains associated with getting older. That’s far from the truth. Arthritis is not just a disease that affects older people. Two-thirds of individuals with arthritis are under the age of 65, including an estimated 300,000 children.

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