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Arthritis is increasingly prevalent among the United States population. Although there are several types of arthritis, the most common (by far) is osteoarthritis. According to the CDC, more than 32.5 million Americans are diagnosed with osteoarthritis (2021). It is likely that you or someone you know is struggling with the pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis right now.
Initial post: In your discussion post, provide at least one prevention technique and one treatment option for osteoarthritis. Describe each item in detail, providing information about how the therapies you chose affect the physiology of arthritic joints. Support your opinion with valid research and cite your sources appropriately.
Centers for Disease Control. (2021). Osteoarthritis. https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/osteoarthritis.htm