Disease Management

Take control of your arthritis by learning more about your disease and ways to stay healthy, including treatments, infection risk management and related conditions.

Arthritis Myths Busters

Hear a rheumatologist discuss some common myths and misconceptions about arthritis and medications used to treat it, which might help you make more informed decisions about your treatment.   

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COVID One Year Later & Vaccine Update

It’s been a year, but people with arthritis still have many questions about how COVID-19 will affect them. In this episode, Dr. Ted Mikuls, a rheumatologist and researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, helps answer questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, emerging variants of the virus, and all that we have learned in the year since the pandemic began.  

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Occupational Therapy Benefits

Whether you are recently diagnosed with arthritis or are well into your journey of living with the disease, occupational therapy can help you learn to manage your symptoms and get you back to doing activities you want or need to do. Learn about the many benefits of adding occupational therapy to your care and the research that supports available treatments.

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Arthritis Patient Experiences with COVID-19

People with chronic conditions like arthritis have particular concerns about COVID-19. In this episode, listen to two arthritis patients talk about their experiences with the virus and how they dealt with it.

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Workplace Ergonomics

As more and more of us head back to work, re-evaluating our workspaces will become a necessity. Tune in to this episode to hear a top workplace ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist share insights on how to solve common workspace challenges and get the key principles to protecting your joints while you work. 

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Arthritis-Related Conditions

Arthritis rarely comes alone. In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Amanda Nelson of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, who talks about related conditions and diseases that often occur with various forms of arthritis, and how you can manage them and their effects.

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Natalie Decker: Driven to Beat Arthritis

As a juvenile arthritis warrior and a young woman NASCAR driver, Natalie Decker knows all about physical and emotional challenges. Listen to her inspiring story and find out how she’s stays in the driver’s seat with her JA and her career.

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Formula for Success

Setting goals is easy — achieving them is another matter. Health goals are just another part of living well with arthritis, but their importance should not be overlooked. Whether you want to achieve remission, move more, eat better, improve your mood or simply get a good night’s sleep, identifying the obstacles and learning how to avoid self-sabotage are just a few factors in your formula for success. In this episode, experts share a unique approach to setting and achieving any goal you set. You won’t want to miss it! 

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Fatigue & Sleep Solutions

Arthritis-related fatigue can signal an oncoming flare, and it can ratchet up pain and depression. Hear an expert discuss causes of fatigue and ways to relieve it and get a good night’s sleep.   

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Tackling Arthritis Challenges for Patients of Color

People of color face more challenges when it comes to managing arthritis, including delayed diagnosis, ineffective doctor-patient communication, mistrust and under-treatment of pain. In this episode, Michael L. Parks, MD, associate attending at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and associate professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell College of Medicine, and Ashira D. Blazer, MD, MSCI, assistant attending physician at HSS and assistant professor of medicine at Weil Cornell Medical College discuss how health disparities impact arthritis care and their origins. Plus, they’ll provide potential solutions to help minority patients better take control of their arthritis.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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More About Volunteering


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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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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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