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
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Arthritis Care Equity
Hispanic Americans are more likely to have arthritis and less likely to get treatment than many others. Join the experts in our free webinar to learn ways to ease pain and live better with arthritis.Sign Up Today
Latest Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Episode
Tame Your Pain
Learn strategies to ease different types of pain, whether it's from an injury, inflammatory arthritis or nerve pain.Listen Now
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News & Stories
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
Arthritis Foundation Statement on Methotrexate Access
Understand the issues providers and arthritis patients face after the recent Roe v. Wade decision.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
Pain Awareness Month Brings New Resources, Tools to Arthritis Patients
September 1, 2022 marks the start of Pain Awareness Month, a nationally recognized time to highlight the chronic pain endured by many of the nearly 60 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis.Learn More
Arthritis Foundation Joins Forces with American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society to Fuel Ankle OA Research
Announced at the AOFAS annual conference on September 14, the Ankle Arthritis Think Tank involves a $600,000 research partnership that will establish several merit-based grants over a two-year period.Learn More
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