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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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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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Nov 10

Calling all innovators: Six million Canadians need solutions
TORONTO - The Arthritis Society is investing in entrepreneurs to help them change the lives of people living with arthritis. Entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their idea to the Arthritis Ideator Program. Eight finalists will be selected by a panel of Canadian experts. These finalists will...
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