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
Connections & Empowerment
We offer ways to take control of arthritis by connecting with others who understand the challenges.
Advocacy & Access
We expertly shape and influence health care policies and laws at both state and federal levels.
Science & Research
We make sure more effective arthritis treatments are being developed while also pursuing a cure.
Resources for You
Free Pain Management App
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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
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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! With Arthritis Podcast
Get tips on navigating doctor-patient communication obstacles, such as rushed appointments, medication concerns and broaching difficult topics.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
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
Arthritis Foundation Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Together, we champion a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the voices and perspectives of all.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 Statement on Methotrexate Access
Understand the issues providers and arthritis patients face after the recent Roe v. Wade decision.Learn More
Arthritis Foundation Releases its First-Ever Report on Juvenile Arthritis
It’s not just growing pains: childhood rheumatic diseases affect nearly 300,000 U.S. kids and teens.Learn More
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