Women represent 64% of an estimated 43 million doctor visits each year where joint pain is the symptom and arthritis is the primary diagnosis. Women represent 60% of the 1 million hospitalizations that occur each year for which arthritis is the diagnosis. African Americans and Hispanics/Latinas report severe joint pain at a rate nearly two times higher than Caucasians.
Is movement painful and difficult for you? Does it come and go? If so, it may affect you to the point where at times you can't work, eat properly, or participate in physical activities.