Patient Fact Sheets

Overview information and FAQs on types of arthritis, treatments, and overall arthritis management.

Arthritis Answers: Provides general information about causes and diagnosis, types of arthritis and related conditions, and treatments. This information sheet also provides a list of warning signs of arthritis and patient FAQ's.  Updated October 2018. 

Biologics & Biosimilars: Medically-reviewed facts about types of biologics and affordable alternatives. This information provides questions to ask before starting treatment. 

DMARDS:  Medically-reviewed facts about types of DMARDs, risk/benefits, side effects and solutions, and precautions. This information provides questions to ask before starting treatment and answers patient FAQ's. Updated December 2018.   

Exercise & Arthritis: General information about types of exercise and how to get started with an exercise program. This information provides  warm-up and cool-down exercises and answers patient FAQ's. Updated October 2018.   

Fibromyalgia: Medically-reviewed facts provide general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how fibromyalgia is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information outlines risk factors and answers patient FAQ's. Updated June 2018.  

Gout: Medically-reviewed facts provides general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how gout is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information sheet also provides self-management tips and answers patient FAQ’s. Updated December 2018.  

Lupus:  Medically-reviewed facts  provide general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how lupus is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information provide self-management tips and answers patient FAQ's.   Updated November 2018. 

Managing your pain:  General information about causes of arthritis pain and most common treatments. This information sheet also provides a list of factors that worsen pain, joint protection tips, and answers patient FAQ's. Updated October 2018. 

Osteoarthritis: Medically-reviewed facts providing general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how OA is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information sheet also provides risk factors and answers patient FAQ's.  Updated June 2018. 

Over the counter medications:  General information about OTC medications, as well as types and common risks. This information sheet also provides a list of important safety tips, what to know before taking an OTC, and answers patient FAQ's.  Updated December 2018. 

Psoriatic arthritis:  Medically-reviewed facts providing general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how psoriatic arthritis is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information sheet also provides self-management tips and answers patient FAQ's. Updated December 2018. 

Rheumatoid arthritis:  Medically-reviewed facts providing general disease information, signs and symptoms, information on how RA is diagnosed, and treatment options. This information sheet also provides tips for self-management and answers patient FAQ's. Updated June 2018. 

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Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 


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By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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