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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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Mar 10

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Watch our special Arthritis Talks webinar, COVID-19 and you, featuring rheumatologist Dr. Vandana Ahluwalia explaining what COVID-19 means for arthritis patients, and answering their questions.Watch the video    View the slides [PDF 5MB]The Arthritis Society is doing its part to... Arthritis Society
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Mar 06

Nova Scotia far from reaching hip and joint replacement targets The Nova Scotia government won't come close to fulfilling its pledge in 2017 to meet the national standard for hip and knee replacement wait times. In October 2017, the Nova Scotia Health Authority pledged to hit the six-month benchmark by April 1, 2020. Arthritis affects more than 1 in... Chatelaine
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Mar 03

Arthritis Matters - March 2020 Food for thoughtArthritis and nutritionAn arthritis diagnosis changed the life of Kia Peters. At the age of 24, she changed her eating habits – and her career path. She’s now on the way to becoming a registered dietician. During March, which is Nutrition Month, we are reminded that... Arthritis Society