The researchers found that almost one-quarter of U.S. adults -- or 52.5 million -- have some form of arthritis. And the disease limits mobility for almost 10 percent of adults -- 22.7 million.
Osteoarthritis, which is related to normal wear and tear of joints, is the most common type of arthritis. However, the report also includes rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout and fibromyalgia.
The number of Americans with arthritis didn't surprise Barbour. "We expect 57 million
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