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The first day you experience arthritis pain, you immediately wonder if it will ever go away. You become instantly afraid that you are facing a life filled with unrelenting pain. Arthritis pain is chronic, which is defined as pain that will last 6 months or more. Constant pain is ever-present and never goes away. Technically-speaking, chronic pain is not necessarily constant pain, but in some situations it can be.

For arthritis patients -- is the fear of living in constant pain legitimate? There are over 100 types of arthritis -- and osteoarthritis is the most common type. Does it make a difference what type of arthritis you have, in terms of whether the pain will be constant or come and go? Learn more about arthritis pain in Do Arthritis Patients Live With Constant Pain?

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