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MYTHS OF ARTHRITIS

 

MYTH ONE:

Arthritis is a normal part of aging.

Fact:

  • Not a normal process of aging.
  • Arthritis affects all age groups.
  • 2/3 of individuals are under age 65.
MYTH TWO:

Arthritis is not a serious condition. It is best to ignore the minor aches and pains.

Fact:

  • Most joint damage occurs in the first few years.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
  • Treatment modifies disease course.
MYTH THREE:

Nothing can be done to relieve arthritis.

Fact:

  • Probably the most damaging misconception.
  • There are various forms of treatment.
  • Many new therapies and interventions are developing constantly.

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13710 Olive Boulevard (Primary Office)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: 314-469-PAIN (7246)

Fax: 314-469-7251
Exchange: 314-441-6965 (for after-hour Emergencies Only)

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