Nearly 40% of Utahns over age 65 who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a fall in 2006 also had arthritis. In 2005 it was just 29%. And the problem will only worsen as today’s baby boomers age.
The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention (VIPP) and Arthritis (UAP) programs are joining forces to celebrate Arthritis Awareness Month in May. Their goal is to better understand if people with arthritis are more prone to falling and if so, why.