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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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Oct 06

World Arthritis Day: Atlantic Canadians struggling with debilitating pain find ways to keep moving
Incapacitating joint pain can turn tasks most take for granted into onerous obstacles to everyday living. October 12 is World Arthritis Day in Canada, a time to reflect on a sometimes debilitating condition that affects people from all walks of life. We typically think of arthritis as...
Saltwire
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Oct 05

A Beautiful Partnership of Fashion and Philanthropy
For the six million Canadians living with arthritis, something as seemingly simple as doing up buttons or zippers can make getting dressed difficult.There are clothing options to make dressing for everyday easier, but what about those occasions that call for something special?
Zoomer Magazine
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Sep 20

Arthritis Society Canada announces 21 new research awards
Osteoarthritis causes knee pain for millions of Canadians. But are we missing the bigger picture when investigating pain in the knee?  PhD candidate Samantha Leech of the University of Calgary will be exploring the role of the brain in knee osteoarthritis pain. The research will look...
Arthritis Society Canada