Your Stories

This Arthritis Society’s Your Stories blog features stories of those living with arthritis, those pursuing breakthrough research for a cure, and other Canadians touched by a disease. It takes courage and effort to live with chronic pain – see how others have learned to live well with arthritis. If you are interested in posting your own story, please email us at

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Psoriatic arthritis: a tool for earlier diagnosis

Did a doctor diagnose you with psoriasis? Do you have lesions? Any tender joints? Swollen digits? Morning stiffness? Back pain with tightness?Answers to questions like these help raise the red flag for psoriatic arthritis.

Posted: 15-07-2015 diagnosis Ontario psoriatic arthritis research

Ethan - Surprises

“I like to surprise people,” says Ethan.  And he does, although not necessarily in the way you might expect.  Ethan is seven years old and enjoys fun with friends, school, and spending time with his family.  Ethan also likes fundraising.  Surprised yet?  Hold on. 

Posted: 01-07-2015 British Columbia