As the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of osteoarthritis is expected to double, with a projected 67 million Americans facing a diagnosis of arthritis by 2030, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Every day this year, more than 10,000 baby boomers will celebrate their 65th birthdays. As they age, members of this generation and those even younger are likely to encounter the effects of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It affects an estimated 33 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Typically a result of wear and tear on your joints from aging, overuse or injury, osteoarthritis causes pain, stiffness and inflammation in the knees, hips, spine and hands as the cartilage that cushions these joints breaks down. Take our assessment to help evaluate your risk for this common condition.
Disclaimer: This assessment is intended to give you a general idea of your arthritis risk and is not intended for diagnosing or prescribing. No matter what your results, please share them with your physician, and be sure to consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines.