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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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May 07

Too many still waiting for surgery Valerie Crawford’s wait is almost over. The 76-year-old from Quesnel, B.C. was recently contacted by her surgeon, and the hip replacement surgery she has been waiting for since 2019 has been scheduled for the end of May 2021.   She’s elated, but at the same time, she says... Arthritis Society
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May 03

Response to Toronto Star - cannabis isn't medicine Response from Trish Barbato, President and CEO of the Arthritis Society to Canabis is not ready to be called medicine, yet (Toronto Star, April 27) Cannabis isn’t medicine?  Tell that to Judith.  The retired Guelph resident lived most of her adult life in pain. For more... Arthritis Society
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May 03

Letter to National Advisory Committee on Immunization Dr. Mathew Tunis  Executive Secretary, National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) We are writing on behalf of Canadians living with rheumatic diseases on immunosuppressive medications.Like in the cancer community, Canadians living with the worst forms of autoimmune arthritis... Arthritis Society