May is recognized each year as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. It affects about one in four adults overall. That’s over 54 million men and women. There are some actions you can do to reduce your risk of arthritis.
Walking has been shown to improve arthritis pain, fatigue, function, and quality of life. There is no better time to begin a walking program or recommit yourself to a walking routine than during Arthritis Awareness Month. All adults, including adults with arthritis, should get 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week and do muscle-strengthening exercises two or more days a week.
At NY Health, Jay B. Adlersberg M.D. is an award-winning doctor and journalist. As an internist and rheumatologist, he has forty-five years of experience treating the most severe forms of arthritis and joint disease. Dr. Adlersberg’s main interests are rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, and autoimmune disorders. He is one of the most experienced doctors in the Tri-State area on the use of biologic drugs in the treatment of severe arthritis.
Please contact us for more information and or questions about meeting one of our doctors regarding arthritis at 212-324-3334.