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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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Feb 04

'Realignment' surgery could prevent knee replacements
Research from Western University in London, Ont. shows that High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) surgeries - knee realignments - should be performed more often. "It may be a procedure that is underused and undervalued," says Codie Primeau, a Western physical therapy PhD student and lead author...
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Mar 30

Arthritis and Lupus patients running low on meds due to misinformation about COVID-19
Our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Sian Bevan, and arthritis ambassador Darlene McPherson, comment on how COVID-19 has led to a shortage of Hydroxychloroquine – a drug used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus – and how it's impacting patients. The Arthritis Society continues to...
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Feb 11

Equitable access to arthritis medication
CTV coverage of The Conference Board of Canada Report on Canadian's access to arthritis medications. Features interviews with ambassador Darlene McPherson, who lives with RA, and Joanne Di Nardo, Arthritis Society Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs.
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