Chronic pain caused by arthritis affects millions of people in the United States every year. About one in four adults with arthritis-15 million people-report experiencing severe joint pain related to arthritis. Additionally, nearly half of adults with arthritis have persistent pain.
Children with arthritis have pain as well, but there is less population-based information about them.
Learn about arthritis-related severe joint pain in the United States, and recommended pain management strategies that can help people with arthritis control their pain.