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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Receive better arthritis care at your pharmacy

There are approximately 37,500 pharmacists operating in communities large and small across Canada. Can you imagine a future where they all knew the ins and outs of the various types of arthritis, the best techniques for pain management, and tips on how to live well with the disease?

Posted: 25-10-2014

Peter Marshall Summits Mt. Rainier for The Arthritis Society

With a team of fellow cyclists, climbers, volunteers and supporters, Peter Marshall met his goal – to climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier to raise awareness and funds for The Arthritis Society. 

Posted: 11-10-2014

Arthritis meets downward dog

Exercise at low impact is very important for managing arthritis. The Arthritis Society is increasingly working to connect Canadians with arthritis to local yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and other exercise programs tailored to meet their needs. 

Posted: 09-10-2014 exercise tai chi yoga