About 1 in 5 adults in Minnesota report having arthritis. Arthritis affects the joints and can cause chronic pain or stiffness. Some forms of arthritis affect the immune system, such as juvenile arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
There is no cure for arthritis, but arthritis-appropriate physical activity can relieve symptoms and support quality of life. The MDH Arthritis Program is dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesotans with arthritis.
- Types of arthritis, symptoms and ways to manage the condition.
- This walking program can help people with arthritis or joint pain move more and manage their symptoms.
- Physical activity can help relieve pain and improve quality of life.
- Statistics and data on arthritis prevalence in Minnesota.