Arthritis is 100+ different rheumatic diseases and conditions. The most common form is osteoarthritis. Other common forms are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout. Some forms of arthritis can affect multiple organs.
Many Vermonters are affected by falls at some point in their life. People who are 65 years and older are increasingly at risk of falling, and therefore potentially injury. As we age, we are more likely to be injured in a fall.