A new CDC study looked at severe joint pain among adults aged 18 years or older with arthritis. Study highlights include
- Severe joint pain from arthritis is from the breakdown of cartilage (tissues around a joint) in the body and pain that is not managed well.
- Severe joint pain occurs in more than one third of 52.5 million adults with arthritis.
- The number of adults with arthritis and severe joint pain has increased significantly, reaching nearly 15 million in 2014 compared with more than 10 million in 2002.
- Some groups are affected by severe arthritis pain more than others
and include African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, people in fair to poor
health, adults with serious psychological distress, people who are
unable to work, and people with diabetes or heart diseas..."