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Description:The woman pictured here is a rheumatoid arthritis patient, and was not letting her painful condition impeded her from carrying on with her daily activities, which included the use of a baggage carrier that she was using to move a small piece of luggage over to her vehicle after exiting her home. Note that in her left hand she held on to the luggage carrier and handbag, using the right to open the rear door in order to load her luggage into the back seat area.
Arthritis in General

While the word arthritis is used by clinicians to specifically mean joint inflammation it is used in public health to refer more generally to more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues which surround the joint and other connective tissue. The pattern, severity and location of symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, rheumatic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in or around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Adult and Community Health: Arthritis
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Adult and Community Health: Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis
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