Arthritis is widely prevalent in the United States affecting 54.4 million US adults each year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that for people between the ages of 45 and 64, the incidence of arthritis was 29.3 percent, while it was 49.6 percent for those over 65 years.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology estimates 174,650 cases of prostate cancer this year alone. As the most commonly occurring type of cancer in men–mostly those over the age of 50.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the percentage of children—in the age range of 5–11 years—who are in good health stands at 85.3 percent. While this may seem like good news, the glaring implication is that almost 15 percent of the child population isn’t in good health.
According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, around 80% of adults experience some kind of lower back pain at some point during their lives. Studies also say that back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work, accounting for 264 million lost workdays a year.
Knee replacement surgery is a total knee replacement and is also called arthroplasty. It is helpful in restoring knee joints which have been severely damaged. The surgery resurfaces parts of the knee joint that have been damaged and cause pain.
The number of hip replacement surgeries performed on patients aged 45 and over has increased over the last ten years. In 2010, more than three hundred thousand middle-aged people required hip replacements. More than one million people go through this routine surgery every year all around the world because it provides pain relief when other […]