Living With Arthritis

Sep 9, 2013

Swelling and deformity of the DIP joint - the end joint of the finger. This is the most common place for osteoarthritis in the hand.
Credit handarmdoc / Flickr

Arthritis is a painful and persistent condition that affects millions of Americans every day. Over 300,000 children in America suffer from juvenile arthritis and there are over 100 forms of arthritis. According to the CDC, arthritis and rheumatic conditions cost the U.S. economy $128 billion annually and result in 44 million outpatient visits and 9,367 deaths each year. But what exactly is arthritis? What causes it? Is it hereditary? And are there diet and lifestyle choices that may help control the symptoms of arthritis? We talk with a few key experts, about living with and managing arthritis, when Charlotte Talks Monday, Sept. 9. 

D. Diane George - Mecklenburg Medical Group Rheumatology
Nick Turkas - Senior Vice President of Health and Wellness for the Arthritis Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Region. 
Bonnie Walsh, MSE RD, LDN - Sjogrens Syndrome arthritis patient. Registered dietician.