Arthritis is the most common chronic disease in the world, and it’s the leading cause of disability in the United States. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form—it affects some 21 million Americans. Because it becomes more common with age, nearly everyone older than 65 has at least some arthritis.

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