Physical Activity

Sometimes movement is the best medicine. Get moving with expert tips and learn strategies to help you stay motivated, even on painful days with arthritis.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

Feet and/or ankle joints are among the most challenging areas to have arthritis. It can make any activity painful and difficult — and if you’re athletic or very active, you’re at higher risk of developing it. At worst, foot arthritis can be debilitating. The good news is there are more treatment options available today than ever before. Dan Cushman, MD, joins us for this episode to discuss causes and nonsurgical treatments for foot and ankle arthritis, such as corticosteroid shots and rehabilitation exercise.

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Ep43_Yoga_Web-Graphic-420x420.jpgMindful Movement Part 2 | Yoga for Arthritis

Combining the low-impact movements of yoga with mindfulness provides both physical and mental benefits for people living with arthritis. Learn more in this discussion with Steffany Moonaz, PhD, creator of Yoga for Arthritis.

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Mindful Movement Part 1 | Tai Chi

Listen to Dr. Paul Lam, a global leader in tai chi for health and creator of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, explain how the slow, controlled, mindful movements in tai chi provide physical and mental benefits for people with arthritis.

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Benefits of Walking

Learn how walking can help  relieve arthritis pain, improve range of motion and increase strength. You’ll also get tips on how to create a walking routine you can stick with, suited to your own limitations and pace. 

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Keep Moving at Home

Disruption from regular routines can create hurdles to keep moving. Learn clever tips and insights on how to stay physically active from the safety of your home and neighborhood. The rewards are worth your efforts. 

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Getting Started With Exercise 

Learn about ways to start or restart everyday movement that is good for your body and abilities, including how to work movement into your normal routines, finding the right trainer and what to look for in a gym. 

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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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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.