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12 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Arthritis Symptoms

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Jessica Migala of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 1 of 13: Alarmingly, 54 million American adults have arthritis, reports the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It's not just one disease either, but rather a constellation of 100 conditions that strike the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. Carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, fibromyalgia, lupus, and osteoarthritis are among some of the possible diagnoses for arthritis. Though you can't always prevent it, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk or lessen symptoms if you have it. Learn the different types of arthritis and how to know if you have them.

More than one-quarter of adults have arthritis

Alarmingly, 54 million American adults have arthritis, reports the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. It's not just one disease either, but rather a constellation of 100 conditions that strike the joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling. Carpal tunnel syndrome, gout, fibromyalgia, lupus, and osteoarthritis are among some of the possible diagnoses for arthritis. Though you can't always prevent it, there are some things you can do to reduce your risk or lessen symptoms if you have it. Learn the different types of arthritis and how to know if you have them.
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