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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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Jul 28

Honouring Kenneth Smith The Arthritis Society is deeply saddened about the passing on July 24, 2020 of its Past Board Chair, Kenneth Smith.“Ken was a passionate advocate for people with arthritis and he made a huge contribution towards lessening the impact of the disease on millions of Canadians,” says Trish... Arthritis Society
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Jul 12

Joint replacement surgeries must become a priority again As Canada continues to confront COVID-19, an alarming backlog of joint replacement surgeries is emerging. In this Toronto Star editorial, the Arthritis Society addresses how it is taking action on the issue. Toronto Star
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Jul 10

Enough is enough Annie Lévesque cannot keep quiet any longer. She has joined voices with the 4, 000 Canadians who have called on the provincial and federal governments to find solutions to joint replacement delays affecting osteoarthritis patients. In March 2020, at the very beginning of the pandemic, Annie’s... Société de l'arthrite