More Living with Arthritis Now Than Ever
A recent press release from Arthritis New Zealand has revealed that the country is experiencing a growth in the number of people with arthritis. In fact, the figures show that 17 percent of adults in New Zealand has arthritis, up from 15 percent in 2011/12. They added that half the adults aged over 75 has the condition, which often leads to chronic pain and is a major cause of disability for older people.
The more shocking find is that almost half of the people with arthritis is working age, reiterating the fact that arthritis is ageless. The most common forms of arthritis include osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
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