September is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis isn’t just one disease and it raises different challenges for different people.
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis, a disease that affects people of all ages, from babies to older people. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a disease of the elderly; in fact, more than three in five people diagnosed with arthritis are under the age of 65. The disease affects people of all races and both genders, though some people—like women and Aboriginal Canadians—are more likely to get arthritis than others.