Approximately one in every six Americans suffers from arthritis, a term that means joint inflammation. The two most common forms are osteoarthritis, which afflicts more than 20 million Americans, and rheumatoid arthritis, which affects 2.1 million.

Regardless of the form, arthritis typically results in swollen, stiff, painful joints.

Although the risk of developing arthritis increases with age, AIM can offer strategies and treatments to help patients cope. Obesity – particularly among women – has been linked to osteoarthritis.

So AIM’s professionals can steer you toward diet and exercise to help control weight and minimize the stress on weight-bearing joints, like your knees. A variety of prescription medicines are also available.

If you’re plagued by pain and inflammation of the joints, AIM can help bring relief to get you moving again.

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