“Get Back In The Game”: Hank Aaron Discusses Arthritis

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It is not uncommon for athletes to be diagnosed with it years after retirement. “It can be difficult to determine how best to treat arthritis pain,” says Vonda Wright, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center for Sports Medicine.

A prime example of this is Major League Baseball legend Hank Aaron. Aaron just reached the age of 81. Located in his right knee, arthritis developed with age – more specifically, osteoarthritis (OA).