Most people understand that arthritis has to do with swollen and painful joints. But beyond that, there are a lot of misconceptions about the condition. Television commercials would have you believe that only the elderly experience arthritis, and that a miracle pill can get them back out on the tennis court or playing on the beach with their grandkids.
In reality, arthritis is an incurable, progressive disease that can eventually steal a person’s ability to care for themselves.
There is a lot that can be done to manage the disease and slow its progression, but it is more than just a minor nuisance that will have you rubbing your wrists with a rueful expression.
And not only that, but there are actually a staggering number of forms of arthritis, many that you may not have realized qualify. Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fifth disease, Lyme disease, and spinal stenosis are just a few examples. Stick with us to bust 7 common myths about arthritis – #1 and #5 are total game-changers.