May is Arthritis Awareness MonthArthritis is a serious, painful and debilitating disease that is often misunderstood.
It's the leading cause of disability. It affects adults and children.
Arthritis destroys joints, bones, and other connective tissues.
You know why I know, I am one of the faces of arthritis.
I was diagnosed a few years ago.
I have osteoarthritis in both my knees and in my hips.
I experience stiffness, swelling, and pain daily.
I am no longer able to stand or walk for long periods of time.
It has affected my ability to be more active. But with pain management I am still able to live a better life.
I have made the pledge to live better with arthritis and raise awareness, starting today.
Take the Pledge Now!
Get more facts now!
10 Things You Should Know About Arthritis.
Visit my picture and the other Faces of Arthritis at the User Gallery.
**Thanks to the Arthritis Foundation Website for such great facts, resources, advocacy programs, and especially for their commitment to raising awareness.