May is Arthritis Awareness Month, an observance intended to focus on the large and growing problem of arthritis in the United States. Arthritis affected 46 million (one in five) U.S. adults including 1.4 million Missourians in 2005 and is projected to affect 67 million U.S. adults and 1.72 million Missourians by 2030. Arthritis remains the most common cause of disability in the United States.
The Regional Arthritis Centers are here to help you learn how to manage arthritis so it doesn't manage you. Click here to learn more about physical activity and self-management programs and locate a class near you. You can also sign up to receive arthritis updates delivered to your email in-box.