In the U.S. adults, the number of adults that have their movement and dexterity limited by arthritis has increased by about 20% since 2002. The everyday activities of 24 million adults are limited by this problem such as holding a cup, lifting a grocery bag, or walking to their car. That is one hell of a lot of people.
If you want the gory details read this document from the US Centre of Disease Control.
You might be asking yourself - so what? Just think of all the customer touchpoints that are affected by this affliction. I know the answer - bet you don't.
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