New tool to help Canadians with Osteoarthritis live better

July 20, 2017
OsteoarthritisA new tool was released to help improve care for Canadians living with Osteoarthritis (OA). 

The Osteoarthritis Tool was developed in partnership between The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CPFC) and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP). As a member of the AAC, The Arthritis Society is proud to support this resource.

One in 10 Canadians lives with pain and restricted mobility due to Osteoarthritis – and the numbers are increasing rapidly. By 2036, it is estimated that there will be a new diagnosis of Osteoarthritis every 60 seconds.

In addition to offering a wide range of education, programs and services to help people with OA live better today, The Society also invests in scientific research to relieve symptoms of OA, slow degeneration, repair joint damage and ultimately find a cure.

Over the past three years, The Arthritis Society has committed $3.5 million to fund scientific research into osteoarthritis, including projects like Goumin Ren’s work at the University of Calgary developing a simple blood test to diagnose osteoarthritis much sooner, so that treatment can begin before the disease has an opportunity to cause structural damage.

Learn more about education, programs and research related to OA: