‘Do you have difficulty climbing stairs? A sudden stiffness or pain after sitting for a long duration? Don’t ignore it. You could be having arthritis. And it’s not something that affects only older people, as is the notion. Arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, is on an alarming rise with a study saying we have over 180 million patients in India, some below the age of 25! In addition, this disease is on the rise among women’.
Dr Nilen Shah, orthopaedic specialist and joint replacement surgeon, says, “With changing lifestyle, lack of exercise and proper diet and hectic working pattern, the severity of arthritis in women is particular on the rise. Not just osteoarthritis, other forms such as rheumatoid arthritis tend to occur commonly in women too.”
(News Article : Excerpt from: ‘Arthritis on the rise among women‘ TOI dt Oct 12, 2013)