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If you have questions about living with and treating arthritis, you are in the right place. Here in The Arthritis Society’s Ask an Expert zone, a team of professionals is on hand to give you feedback and advice – equipping you with information that will help you live as well as possible with the disease. 

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What is Inflammatory Arthritis?

Inflammatory arthritis is a group of conditions whereby the body’s defense system begins to attack the tissues of our joints instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances.

Posted: 15-09-2015 Arthritis Inflammatory

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that can affect multiple joints in the body.

Posted: 13-09-2015 Rheumatoid arthritis

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent type of arthritis, affecting more than three million Canadians — that’s one in 10!

Posted: 12-09-2015 Osteoarthritis

What medications are available to help ease my arthritis pain?

Read our Arthritis Medication: A Reference Guide publication to explore the medications available to help treat arthritis and arthritis symptoms.

Posted: 12-09-2015 arthritis medications medications

What are complementary or alternative therapies?

Complementary and alternative therapies are treatments that do not fall within the scope of traditional western medicine. Examples include naturopathic medicine, homeopathic remedies and osteopathy. You may hear about special herbs, acupuncture, energy fields, meditation and many others.

Posted: 11-09-2015 alternative therapies complementary therapies

What causes childhood arthritis?

Children and teens can be affected by a number of forms of arthritis. The most common of these forms, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is unique to children and teens...

Posted: 10-09-2015 FAQ

Can changing my diet really help my arthritis?

Good eating habits can help improve anyone’s overall health, and in particular can benefit some people who are living with arthritis.

Posted: 09-09-2015 diet nutrition physical activity

How can I communicate better with my doctor about my arthritis pain?

Check out our Pain Passport which has been developed to help you keep track of your arthritis treatment plans, and to help keep your health care providers informed of each other’s recommendations – so they can care for you in a collaborative way.

Posted: 08-09-2015 arthritis pain communication Pain passport

What role does physical activity or exercise play in managing arthritis?

If there were ever a reason not to be physically active, arthritis pain would seem to be it – the last thing you may feel like doing is moving around...

Posted: 02-09-2015 FAQ

What can I do to make my arthritis more manageable when I’m at work?

We know that arthritis can have an impact on a person’s ability to work comfortably and effectively...

Posted: 02-09-2015 FAQ
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