There are many common misconceptions about arthritis, including the belief that it only afflicts the elderly or that there’s only one form of it. In fact, there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis typically seen in men and women over the age of 40. Arthritis occurs as a result of cartilage breaking down and causing joints to rub together in a painful manner. For those suffering from the condition, this pain is constant and can make everyday activities like walking or typing difficult.
The biggest risk factor for developing arthritis is age, and women are far more likely than men to suffer from this inflammatory disorder. To learn more about arthritis and how to recognize its symptoms, take a look at this video. Assisted living can help in many ways. Find out how Carlton Senior Living centers of Sacramento and San Jose can offer assistance for those suffering from age-related conditions by calling us at (888) 431-7163.