Osteoarthritis Patient Education & Resources
Traditionally thought of as a disease related to aging and "wear and tear," osteoarthritis (OA) is now recognized as a disease of the whole joint. By far the most common form of arthritis, OA does not yet have any drugs that can slow or modify the disease, but there are effective therapies.
Treating OA Is a Journey
Osteoarthritis may mean major surgery in your future. But first, there are options.
Learn About Pain Meds for Osteoarthritis
Understand the pros and cons of different medicines for OA pain.
Guidelines for Osteoarthritis Treatments
Understand what medications and other treatments your doctor may recommend for your osteoarthritis, based on American College of Rheumatology guidelines.
News & Stories
OACS Forum: Exercise Behavior for OA
In this OA Clinical Studies Forum, experts discuss exercise behavior modifications for osteoarthritis.
In Search of Drugs for Osteoarthritis
Experts tackle obstacles to developing new drugs for the most common form of arthritis.
Together, we are conquering arthritis.
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Help & Support
Arthritis Foundation Helpline
Our experienced Helpline team understands OA and is here to answer your questions. Call or email us for help in English or Spanish.Get the Help You Need
If you were recently diagnosed, you may feel overwhelmed and alone. Get tips that can help you manage your disease.Helpful Tips & Resources
Get Connected with a Community
Connecting with others in your local community who understand what it's like to live with arthritis is life-changing. Find a connect group near you to make new friends, share tips and get support.
Living Well With Osteoarthritis
Increase your understanding of OA and get the management solutions you need to live well with these in-person events.
Today, 1 in 4 adults in America live with arthritis
Nearly 60 million adults and children in America are diagnosed with arthritis, and most have pain that interferes with their daily lives. Every dollar you give helps provide research, support and services. Please give now to help conquer arthritis pain.;
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