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 More
Learn About Pain Meds for Osteoarthritis
Understand the pros and cons of different medicines for OA pain.Learn More
Guidelines for Osteoarthritis Treatments
Understand what medications and other treatments your doctor may recommend for your osteoarthritis, based on American College of Rheumatology guidelines.Learn More
Questions to Ask Your Doctor When You Have Osteoarthritis
Download this checklist of questions for your doctor so you can better understand your osteoarthritis, what therapies you might receive and what to expect.Learn More
News & Stories
OACS Forum: Exercise Behavior for OA
In this OA Clinical Studies Forum, experts discuss exercise behavior modifications for osteoarthritis.Learn More
In Search of Drugs for Osteoarthritis
Experts tackle obstacles to developing new drugs for the most common form of arthritis.Learn More
Better treatments are needed for the millions of people affected by arthritis pain, like Nick Steen and his daughter.Learn More
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Living Well With Osteoarthritis
Slowing Osteoarthritis Progression
Learn about healthy lifestyle choices that can help ease joint pain and keep OA from getting worse.Learn More
OA Diagnosis: Why Weight Loss Matters
Reaching a healthy weight eases the pain of osteoarthritis and may even help slow the disease.Learn More
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.
Movement is Medicine
Fitness Solutions for Arthritis
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