Newly Diagnosed: What You Should Know

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with arthritis, this four-part podcast series will help you understand your arthritis diagnosis and what to expect. Learn how to manage the physical and emotional tolls of arthritis and how to build your health care team, and hear from others who live with arthritis.

Understanding the Physical Effects of Arthritis
Newly Diagnosed Series

Understanding the Physical Effects of Arthritis

While joint pain and inflammation are the hallmark symptoms of arthritis, the physical toll it takes on your body can vary. Depending on what type of arthritis you have, and whether it’s an autoimmune inflammatory condition, the physical symptoms can affect many parts of your body — beyond your joints — including your skin and eyes or your heart and kidneys. Learn more in this episode of the Newly Diagnosed With Arthritis series of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast.

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Newly Diagnosed Series

Building Your Health Care Team

There’s no doubt, a new diagnosis of arthritis can feel overwhelming. But take heart — help is at-hand. Tune in to the first episode — in a series of four that explores everything you need to know when you’re newly diagnosed — to hear experts share tips on how to create your health care dream team.

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Building Your Health Care Team
Control the Emotional Toll
Newly Diagnosed Series

Control the Emotional Toll

Painful feelings like anger, stress and depression worsen physical pain, too. Learn how emotions influence pain and learn some strategies to cope in the latest podcast.

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Newly Diagnosed Series

Words of Wisdom

Tune in to the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast to hear three people discuss their arthritis journeys and how they overcome challenges.

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Words of Wisdom
More Resources For Newly Diagnosed
Find more tools and resources to help guide you on your journey with arthritis. We've put together information that's most important for you now as you try to take back control.
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Our team of a licensed, clinical social worker and trained staff understand arthritis and have helped thousands of people like you. We have a Spanish-speaking expert, too, who can help you.
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Partners for the Newly Diagnosed

Special thanks to Supporting Sponsors who help people with arthritis better understand and manage their disease.

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

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

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

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


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

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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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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.