Pain Management

From complementary therapies and treatments, to lifestyle habits and psychological techniques, discover unique and proven ways to take control of arthritis pain.

Reframing Pain

How you think about pain can affect your experience of it – but that doesn’t mean pain is all in your head. Learn about the brain-pain connection, including how to reframe your thoughts and behaviors about managing discomfort, so you can better control your pain

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Staying Home Ergonomically

A sedentary workday can take its toll on joints. Get tips from an ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist to set up a joint healthy workspace to help prevent pain and inflammation.

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Sleep & Painsomnia

Sleep is key for overall well-being, but pain can get in the way of quality rest. Get expert strategies to help combat common arthritis-related sleep issues and ideas on to set yourself up for sleep success.

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Take Control of Back Pain

Millions of people suffer with chronic back pain, and the physical, social, and mental impacts can be devastating. Get strategies for taking control of back pain and learn the importance of building support system for better overall health.
This episode is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme Regeneron & Tylenol.

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Building a Personalized Pain Plan

Your experience of pain is deeply personal and shaped by various biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Learn how to build personalized pain plan to combat the factors that affect you the most.

This episode is sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme Regeneron & Tylenol.

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Medical Cannabis and Arthritis

Learn about the varieties of medical cannabis, including both CBD and THC products, as well as get the latest information about the effectiveness and safety issues related to its use. 

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Goal Setting for Arthritis Pain Relief

The daily struggle of managing arthritis can make it difficult to think long term. However, understanding how to set achievable goals may help you find relief from arthritis pain. Learn strategies to take the first step, including how to set obtainable milestones, overcome barriers and work with your healthcare provider, family and friends to stay on track.  

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Building a Personalized Pain Plan

Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or some other chronic pain condition, your experience of pain is deeply personal and shaped by various biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Learn how to build personal pain plan by identifying the different factors that affect you the most, including how your attitude impacts your ability to effectively manage pain.

This episode was originally released on September 22, 2020.

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Managing Pain With Occupational Therapy

Many people believe that an occupational therapist’s (OT) role is somehow related to helping people with their job occupation. In fact, OTs focus on anything that occupies your time, from dressing to cooking to driving or caring for kids or pets. In this episode, you’ll hear how they also can help you learn to manage your arthritis pain.

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Understanding Types of Pain

In the first of this two-part series for Pain Awareness Month, you’ll learn the different types of pain — a key to treating them effectively — how they can affect you, potential causes and more. Listen now and stay tuned for part two in which we explore solutions to pain.

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Tools to Manage Pain

In part one of this two-part series on pain, we discussed the different types of pain and why understanding what type you’re experiencing is important to make sure you get the right treatment. In this episode, a psychologist who specializes in pain and a rheumatologist discuss some strategies to reduce or control various types of pain, whether it’s from an injury, nerve damage, or inflammation.

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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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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. 

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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.


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