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Readers Respond: What Were You Surprised to Learn About Osteoarthritis?

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Updated November 01, 2012

The CDC estimates that about 27 million American adults have osteoarthritis. It is the most common type of osteoarthritis. Many people are surprised to find out how little they knew about osteoarthritis prior to being diagnosed with the disease.

Osteoarthritis is mistakenly regarded as "minor pain" and "an old person's disease". People remember Grandma or Grandpa having trouble walking or getting up from a chair. But, they didn't give it much thought at the time. Truth is, younger people can get osteoarthritis and it can be major pain. What were you surprised to learn about osteoarthritis?

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