Arthritis will be the subject of a free seminar in Mt. Sterling presented by Blessing Orthopedic Services in cooperation with Quincy Medical Group.  “Arthritis: Get Moving!” will be presented at the Mt. Sterling YMCA, 99 W. South Street, at Noon, Wednesday, February 24. A light meal will be included.

Registration is recommended by calling 1-877-411-2468 or going online to

At the seminar, George Crickard, MD, orthopedic surgeon, Quincy Medical Group, will provide general education on arthritis, surgical and non-surgical options to treat arthritis pain of the hips and knees, and advances in total joint replacement.

Arthritis is a complex family of musculoskeletal disorders. The musculoskeletal system is the system of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints and associated tissues that move the body and maintain its form. Arthritis consists of more than 100 different diseases or conditions that can affect people of all ages, races and genders. It robs people of their quality of life and ability to move without pain. The most common signs and symptoms of Arthritis are joint soreness and pain, stiffness after periods of rest that goes away when activity resumes and deterioration of coordination, posture and walking due to pain and stiffness.