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About Arthritis

Arthritis is a collection of conditions affecting joints and other tissues. It causes pain, restricts mobility and diminishes quality of life.

It's serious. 1 in 5 Canadians live every day with arthritis and there is no cure.

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Arthritis Types A-Z

In this section arthritis experts provide you with information on the main types of arthritis, frequently asked questions, treatments and suggestions for self-management.

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Aug 08

Arthritis Society Canada
To reinforce the national scope and impact of the important work we do, the Arthritis Society is adding “Canada” to our name.  We are Canada’s largest, most comprehensive arthritis charity dedicated to extinguishing the fire of arthritis from coast to coast to coast. As we...
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Jul 18

Arthritis is so much more than just a few aches and pains
When Rachel Gehue was referred to a pediatric rheumatologist, she was already experiencing pain and swelling in her ankles. The symptoms that first appeared after having her spleen removed seem to resolve without treatment, but weeks later, returned. She was eventually diagnosed with juvenile...
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Jul 06

Risks outweigh benefits in viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis, study finds
A study published today by Arthritis Society researcher, Dr. Bruno da Costa, in the prestigious The BMJ has concluded the risks of viscosupplementation for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis outweigh its benefits. Viscosupplementation – also called hyaluronan injections &ndash...
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