- By Dana Sparks
Osteoarthritis and You: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips for Prevention, Coping
Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis — if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. It affects at least 27 million Americans, and one form — knee osteoarthritis — may afflict as many as 1 in 2 people at some point in their lives, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Obesity, joint injuries, joint overuse, a family history and simply aging are among risk factors. To mark World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Shreyasee Amin, M.D., and orthopedic surgeon Aaron Krych, M.D., are offering tips for preventing and coping with osteoarthritis.
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Journalists: Sound bites with Dr. Amin are available in the downloads.