Managing Arthritis

There’s a lot to consider in coming up with the most effective treatment plan possible.

Treating Arthritis with a Total Wellness Plan

Get more information about treatment goals for inflammatory arthritis, which includes both pain management and the prevention of joint and organ damage.

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Medications for Arthritis

Learn about the medicines used to treat arthritis and its symptoms.

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Physical Therapy for Arthritis

Learn how a physical therapist can help develop a treatment plan for arthritis and other conditions that may be limiting your activities.

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Tracking Disease Activity in Inflammatory Arthritis

Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis, your rheumatologist is going to use several tools to measure your disease activity. Learn about the lab and imaging tests, physical examinations and questionnaires that doctor use to monitor inflammatory arthritis.

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Natural Relief for Arthritis Pain

When medications aren’t enough, try these proven nondrug therapies may help ease arthritis pain.

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Understand Your Joint Surgery Options

Joint surgery in your future? Read about the most common surgeries and which may be right for you.

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Arthritis by the Numbers
1.28 million

1.28 million Annual projected total knee replacements in U.S. by 2030

8%-11%

8%-11% Black Americans receiving total joint replacement

80-86%

80-86% non-Hispanic whites receiving total joint replacement

65.9

65.9 Mean age for total knee replacement surgery

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Arthritis Self-Management
Follow these eight self-management habits to help you take control of your arthritis.
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Drug Guide
Learn about drug classes and specific medications used to treat various forms of arthritis and its symptoms.
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Biologics & Biosimilars
If you take a biologic or unbranded biologic medication, you should understand what they are and how new biosimilar drugs compare.
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Understanding Drug Side Effects and Risks
Arthritis medicines come with risks of side effects. Learn to weigh those risks against the benefits of the treatment.
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Live Yes! Podcast

Arthritis & Joint Surgery

Having arthritis means you may have to decide to have surgery at some point. Learn ways to manage pain if you’re not ready yet, and what to consider when you are preparing for surgery.

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Arthritis & Joint Surgery

"There's a whole stepwise conservative approach that you should take before you jump into that final procedure. That's what you do when nothing else is working any more."

Dr. Alan Beyer, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Hoag Orthopedic Institute
Pain Relief Solutions
Webinar

Pain Relief Solutions

Learn about pain relief strategies for arthritis, including scientifically-backed methods to try and which to possibly avoid.

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“The most effective currently available treatments [for osteoarthritis] are not medicines. They are activities and lifestyle changes and movements. And those things are helpful for osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal pain.”

Amanda Nelson, MD, UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center
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Help Conquer Arthritis

Whether you donate or volunteer, your generous contributions help fuel the support we’re able to provide to arthritis patients and their families.

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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Get Support

When you live with arthritis, it can feel isolating, but you're not alone. Meet other people like you who can help provide support and share solutions that work for them.

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Your Insurance Coverage

Our powerful resource will help you better understand health insurance options, choose the right coverage for arthritis treatments and explore financial assistance.

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Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

 
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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.
 

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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.