Healthy Living

Reduce your physical and emotional pain while making your daily life easier and healthier.

Arthritis and Mental Health

Learn about the connection between arthritis, depression and anxiety and how these conditions can make your arthritis worse.

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16 Joint-Protection Tips

Protect your joints with these 16 self-care tips.

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Causes of Fatigue in Arthritis

Learn how inflammatory disease and other factors work together to cause your extreme tiredness.

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Adapting Your House When You Have Arthritis

Adapt your home to make it easier on your joints and arthritis-friendly.

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Eat Right for Your Type of Arthritis

Learn about diets that may help ease pain and inflammation and slow disease activity.

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Fitness Solutions: Balance, Flexibility and Therapeutic Exercises for Arthritis

Learn how to incorporate therapeutic exercises and other mindful movements like yoga and tai chi for better flexibility and balance.

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Arthritis by the Numbers
44%

Around 44% of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis have arthritis-attributable activity limitations. Source: CDC

68%

68% of people with arthritis find it difficult to get in and out of a vehicle. Source: Arthritis Foundation INSIGHTS

84%

Nutrition matters — 84% of arthritis patients believe healthy diet is important for managing arthritis. Source: Arthritis Foundation INSIGHTS

48%

Arthritis is more than just physical — 48% of arthritis patients feel down, depressed or hopeless.
Source: Arthritis Foundation INSIGHTS

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Ultimate Arthritis Diet
Learn which foods from the Mediterranean diet can help fight inflammation caused by arthritis.
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Your Exercise Solution
Your Exercise Solution (YES) is a resource to help you create a physical activity routine — based on your ability level — with modifications developed and approved by physical therapists.
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How to Tell People You Have Arthritis
Use these tips to easily tell friends and family about your arthritis.
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Emotion Pain Connection
Learn to break the cycle of chronic pain and negative emotions.
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Living Well with Arthritis

Live Yes! Podcast

Make Mental Health a Priority

Your mental health can directly and indirectly impact your physical health. Learn why it's important to prioritize your emotional well-being.

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Make Mental Health a Priority

"Managing mental health is a lifelong process and it's going to change over time."

Rachel Aaron, PhD, psychologist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Sleep & Fatigue Strategies for Arthritis
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Sleep & Fatigue Strategies for Arthritis

Sleep and pain management experts share proven strategies to help combat fatigue and poor sleep quality with arthritis.

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"Working on relaxation techniques and mindfulness is very helpful."

Catherine Siengsukon, PT, PhD, Director of Sleep, Health and Wellness Laboratory, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Help Conquer Arthritis

Whether you donate or volunteer, your generous contributions help fuel the support we’re able to provide to arthritis patients and their families.

Ease of Use

Everyday tasks don’t have to be a pain. Check out products that have received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use certification for their arthritis-friendly features.

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Helpline

Our team of a licensed, clinical social worker and trained staff understand arthritis and are here to help you. Also available in Spanish and other languages.

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Walk With Ease

The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program has been proven to reduce arthritis pain and other symptoms. It can provide helpful tips and techniques — whether you’re a veteran or a newbie.

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Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

 
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  • Donate

    Donate

    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer

    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner

    Partner

    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.

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Ways to Give

Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... and more. 

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.
 

Volunteer


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

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. 

How are you changing the future?

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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Partner


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.