Arthritis and Physical Limitations

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10 Effects Arthritis Has on Daily Living & Activities

Arthritis can cause of number of physical limitations that make day-to-day activities difficult. This list from includes the 10 most common limitations and ways to make life a little easier.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis, and other rheumatic conditions, are recognized as the leading cause of disability in the United States. Of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, 17 million, or 38 percent, report activity limitations attributable to arthritis.

The first of these limitations is Walking. Six million adults in the United States report that they have significant limitations when walking a quarter mile. People who live with joint pain, swelling, and damage to weight-bearing joints (i.e. hips, knees, ankles, feet) caused by arthritis have mobility issues which affect their ability to work and perform common daily tasks.