Final Rehab Education Series Lecture of 2016 Held Nov. 9 at St. Luke's

COLUMBUS, NC -- St. Luke's Hospital's Rehab Center will host its final Rehab Ed Series lecture of 2016 on the topic of hand arthritis on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. Attendance is free, and drinks and light refreshments will be served. Rehab Ed Series lectures take place in the hospital boardroom.

Certified hand therapist Karol Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, will talk about the anatomy of the hand, causes of arthritic pain, and how to treat and care for a painful hand and thumb. Young will also take any questions about hand arthritis and the Rehab Center's services.

"Arthritis is a term that refers to joint pain or joint disease, and it comes in many forms," Young said. "Hand arthritis is a common form, and it's very debilitating. Most of us take for granted the range of motion we have in our hands and how constantly we use them throughout the day."

While the risk of arthritis increases with age, according to the Arthritis Foundation, it can affect anyone regardless of age. More than 50 million adults in the United States have some form of doctor-diagnosed arthritis, with that number expected to rise to 67 million by the year 2030.

Attendees interested in learning more about hand arthritis at the Rehab Ed Series lecture are asked to RSVP by calling (828) 894-8419.