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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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Jan 12

Top 10 Research Advances of 2021
Researchers coast-to-coast are fighting the fire of arthritis by thinking innovatively about the problems of arthritis – big and small – and pushing the boundaries on our understanding of the disease. Last year saw bold advances, from identifying new subtypes of osteoarthritis...
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Jan 05

Two knee replacements by my mid-40s
Sharmila Sriram was just 29 years old when her knee gave out during a kickboxing class. In the weeks that followed, the inflammation in her knee spread to her ankle and then to her wrist. It would take a year before Sriram would finally have a diagnosis: seronegative rheumatoid arthritis.The...
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Nov 24

Arthritis Society announces inaugural Ignite Research Grants
New projects to unlock innovative approaches to arthritis diagnosis and care  For most people, a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis means starting on the drug methotrexate. But this medication is not a silver bullet treatment for everyone.  For about one-third of patients...
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