Achy joints or sharp, shooting pains in the shoulders, arms, hands, knees or legs are often seen as common to aging. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least 15 million people or one in every four adults experience severe, persistent joint pain with arthritis as the most common disease.
This age-related ailment develops due to many factors, but some of these may actually start developing earlier.
According to Palm Beach County orthopedics experts, there are a few reasons why joint pain is common among old people:
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