You can do it! Take control of your arthritis today: find a doctor, eat smart, move more, and reduce your stress. Here's a list of Arthritis Foundation resources and information in your community to help you take the first step. Together, we can manage arthritis pain.
TAKING CONTROL BEGINS WITH YOU!
- Find a rheumatologist near you
- Find one of our Programs for Better Living near you
- Become a Programs for Better Living trainer
These programs are proven to reduce pain, increase stength and flexibility and help you feel great! You can take part in a fitness program on your own or in a group setting. Group classes are led by Arthritis Foundation certified instructors and can be modified to meet your needs.
WALK WITH EASE
The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is an exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease. For more information click here.
Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well-being. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. For more information click here.
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program is a low-impact physical activity program proven to reduce pain and decrease stiffness. The routines include gentle range-of-motion exercises that are suitable for every fitness level. For more information click here.
The Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program is a warm-water exercise program shown to reduce pain and improve overall health. Suitable for every fitness level, the classes are held in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages social interaction among participants. For more information click here.