May Is National Arthritis Awareness Month

More than 40 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis.

There are more than 100 forms of this crippling disease, which can cause stiffness, swelling and severe joint pain and lead to a loss of motion and mobility.

If you suffer from hip, shoulder, hand/wrist, foot/ankle or knee pain, arthritis may be the cause. Contact Longview Orthopedic Associates at 360.501.3400 today to schedule an evaluation.

In recognition of National Arthritis Awareness Month, we recommend that you educate yourself about arthritis, first by watching this brief video that describes syptoms and then by accessing the information at the links below.

How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis of the Basal Thumb Joint

Fast Facts About Arthritis

Seven Misconceptions About Arthritis

Living With Arthritis