Take Control of Pain

Get expert tips, strategies and support to help you manage arthritis pain from the experts at the Arthritis Foundation.

Newly Diagnosed With Arthritis

A new arthritis diagnosis can be overwhelming. These tips can help.

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Live Yes! Podcast

You may have arthritis, but it doesn't have you. The Arthritis Foundation’s one-of-a-kind podcast. Hosted by patients, for patients.

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Expert Advice

Take control of Arthritis with help from our e-books. Arthritis can make your head spin. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get tips to help take control of arthritis and put your mind at ease.

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What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is not one disease. Learn about the different types of arthritis, how they differ and why it’s important.

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Inflammation and the Immune System

Body-wide inflammation is at the root of most chronic diseases — and you may have more control over it than you think.

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Your Exercise Solution (YES)

Movement is the best medicine. But moving can be difficult when your joints hurt. Your Exercise Solution (YES) is a resource to help you create a physical activity routine — based on your specific needs and ability level — with modifications developed and approved by physical therapists.

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Story of Yes

Sachi's Story

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Stories of Yes
Deb Shares Her Story
The magnitude of Deb Andio’s osteoarthritis pain isn’t as bad today as it used to be. She’s glad she discovered our Live Yes! Connect Groups, which give her the chance to talk with others who understand the difficulties of arthritis pain.
 
Dwayne Shares His Story
Despite rheumatoid arthritis being active throughout his body, even causing him to lose his job, Dwayne McClellan doesn’t feel so alone anymore, thanks to friends he has made in our community. He has also become a committed Arthritis Advocate.
Joe Shares His Story
Joe Reid’s daughter was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and Crohn’s disease at a young age. He says it was eye-opening to see how the Arthritis Foundation helped empower her to fight back, including her involvement in our Art for Arthritis fundraiser.
Tiffany Shares Her Story
Tiffany Coffman had lived in constant pain since high school before eventually being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. After learning that her son has juvenile arthritis, she got heavily involved in our JA program, which she continues doing after 15 years.
Free Pain Management App

Take Control With Vim

This smart tool helps you find the information you need, set and track personal goals, connect with others who use the app and more. Take back what chronic pain takes away.

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Take Control With Vim

Made for You

Your daily tasks don’t have to add to your pain. Check out the Ease of Use-certified products that make life easier for people living with arthritis.

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Find Your Yes

Connect with others who understand the pain of arthritis through the Online Community or virtual Connect Groups. Get ideas and share experiences.

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Helpline

Our team of a licensed, clinical social worker and trained staff understand arthritis and are here to help you. Also available in Spanish and other languages.

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Partners in Chronic Pain Solutions

Special thanks to Supporting Sponsors who help people with arthritis win battles in their fight against chronic pain.


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  • Donate

    Donate

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

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer

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

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

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

  • Partner

    Partner

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

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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

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.
 

Volunteer


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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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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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Partner


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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.