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Medical Cannabis: A Guide to Access

August 28, 2016 — The Arthritis Society

People living with arthritis are always looking for ways to better manage their disease and symptoms. Since 2001, medical cannabis has been a legal treatment option in Canada that many people with arthritis have sought to use. In fact, 65 per cent of Canadians authorized to po...

Fibromyalgia - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

November 3, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition that affects the central nervous system. The defining symptom of FM is widespread pain that is experienced throughout the body. The pain can vary from person to person, may move around the body from time to time and may change in intens...

Nutrition & Arthritis

October 19, 2015

While there is no definitive anti-arthritis diet, research suggests that certain foods and supplements may help relieve the pain and other symptoms of arthritis. The effects are fairly specific to different types of arthritis, which is why it is important to know what type of ...

Arthritis in the Workplace

September 23, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

A common myth of arthritis is that it is a disease of the elderly. In fact, arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in Canada.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

July 22, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic inflammatory disease that can affect multiple joints in the body. Although its cause is still unknown, RA is believed to be the result of a malfunctioning immune system.

Osteoarthritis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

July 21, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting more than three million Canadians — that’s one in 10! Though once referred to as the “wear-and-tear” arthritis.

Arthritis: FAQs

July 15, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Frequently asked questions on understanding arthritis, treatment options, management, warning signs and much more.

Top 10 Exercises

June 3, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

Top ten exercises to help manage arthritis.

Arthritis Medications A Reference Guide

March 2, 2015 — The Arthritis Society

An educational guide and can answer some of your questions around available medications, including details on dosages, effectiveness, side effects and warnings.  Download the PDF to read more.

Joint Matters at Work Checklists

September 17, 2014 — The Arthritis Society

How to Deal with Arthritis and Persistent Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Work Place.

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