Numerous people suffer from arthritis these days, and this condition affects people of all ages, even children.
It is manifested by debilitating pain and inflammation in the joints, and other common symptoms include swelling, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that about 52.5 million adults and 300,000 children in U.S. were diagnosed with some kind of arthritis in a period of two years, from 2010 to 2012.
It also suggests that by 2040, there will be around 78 million adult arthritis sufferers.
The intensity of arthritis can range from mild to severe, and if severe, it greatly interferes with the daily activities of a person, making it extremely difficult to walk, climb stairs, and the like.
Arthritis can be of more than 100 types, including rheumatism, gout, and fibromyalgia, but the two most common types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Today, we decided to present Susie’s story, a woman who suffered from arthritis. Her hands started swelling as soon as a weather change was about to happen, so her friends often called her “the weather”.