As the nation’s #1 cause of disability, arthritis affects nearly 60 million adults and 300,000 children. Over 100 types of arthritis and related conditions damage the joints and often other organs.
About the Arthritis Foundation
Advocacy & Access
We expertly shape and influence health care policies and laws at both state and federal levels.
Connections & Empowerment
We offer ways to take control of arthritis by connecting with others who understand the challenges.
Science & Research
We make sure more effective arthritis treatments are being developed while also pursuing a cure.
Resources for You
Free Pain Management App
Take Control With Vim
This smart tool helps you find the information you need, set and track personal goals, connect with others who use the app and more. Take back what chronic pain takes away.Get Vim Now
Upcoming Webinars Or Watch On-Demand
Learn at Your Convenience
Get tips on nutrition, complementary therapies, overcoming fatigue and much more. Our library of webinars offers helpful advice from experts in all sorts of specialties.Browse Topics
Live Yes! Podcast
Words of Wisdom
The Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast digs into all kinds of topics to help you take control, hosted by a licensed occupational therapist who’s also an arthritis patient.Listen Now
News & Stories
Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Scientific Research
Mary K. Crow, MD, is the recipient of 2022 Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for her significant contributions to arthritis research.Learn More
Dr. Richard Lartey
Meet Dr. Richard Lartey, who is using his math skills to help validate a new kind of MRI technology that measures the status of cartilage and soft tissues in OA and other joint disorders.Learn More
JA Victory: Congress OKs Funding to Repay Student Loans of Specialty Docs
The decision opens the door to future funding for more pediatric rheumatologists.Learn More
New Data Reveals Link Between Mental Health and Arthritis Impact
New data aligns with intersection of Mental Health Awareness Month and Arthritis Awareness Month.Learn More
Arthritis Foundation 2022 Pathways Conference
Outstanding Arthritis Foundation volunteers were honored at the 2022 Pathways Conference.Learn More
Arthritis Foundation Statement on Methotrexate Access
Understand the issues providers and arthritis patients face after the recent Roe v. Wade decision.Learn More
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