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 provide ways for you to take control of arthritis by connecting you with others who understand the challenges.
Advocacy & Access
With your help, we shape and influence health care policies and laws at both state and federal levels.
Science & Research
With your insights, we make sure effective arthritis treatments are being developed while also pursuing a cure.
Resources for You
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Contact our trained Helpline team to get answers to your questions about insurance, health care needs, treatment options, navigating the medical system and more.Contact Us Now
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Culinary Medicine for Arthritis
Diet can’t cure arthritis, but the right foods and cooking techniques may help control the inflammation that fuels it. Join us to learn how to eat right for your health.Sign Up Today
Latest Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Episode
Arthritis Is Ageless
Arthritis can affect anyone — even children. Hear real talk about juvenile arthritis from those who have lived with it and how they adapted and overcame obstacles to thrive with JA.Listen Now
News & Stories
JA Scholarships Awarded to Young Leaders
This woman is a role model for young adults, with big dreams about a brighter future.Learn More
Volunteering for the Arthritis Foundation helps Stacy feel empowered and in control of her arthritis.Learn More
Existing Drugs Could Be the Key to Fighting a Treatment-Resistant JA
Arthritis researchers successfully target inflammation-causing proteins in mice, which may lead to new treatments for life-threatening juvenile arthritis symptoms.Learn More
CDC Revises Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
The CDC’s new opioid prescription guidance provides more flexibility for patients’ pain treatment. Read how it could affect your arthritis treatment options.Learn More
Out-of-Pocket Cost of Arthritis Treatments to Be Cut by New Law
The Arthritis Foundation is among a handful of major nonprofit organizations who spearheaded a new federal bill — recently passed by Congress and now signed into law by the president — that will slash health care costs for many eligible Americans.Learn More
Combating Chronic Pain at Every Age
An Arthritis Foundation-led collaboration is helping provide pain relief from arthritis and related chronic conditions at every stage of life.Learn More
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