Over 3 million New Yorkers live with the pain of arthritis. Arthritis can impact your daily life and stop you from doing the things you enjoy. Learn more about what defines arthritis and what the risk factors are, as well as how you can manage your arthritis and not let it stand in your way.

What is Arthritis?

The term "arthritis" covers more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting joints, the surrounding tissues, and other connective tissues, such as tendons and ligaments. Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions include:

Arthritis impact on New York and Schuyler County
New York State 2011 Arthritis Report
Arthritis-related limitations can restrict leisure-time physical activity
Arthritis as a potential barrier to physical activity among adults with obesity in New York State (NYS)


More information on arthritis coming soon.
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