Arthritis is a common disorder that affects your joints. It can cause pain and inflammation, making it difficult to move or stay active.

More than 350 million people have arthritis globally

(Global RA Network, 2021)

Women are three times more likely to get rheumatoid arthritis than men

(Medscape, 2021)

Up to 14 million people around the world have rheumatoid arthritis

(World Health Organization, 2021)

60% of people who have arthritis are between the ages of 18 and 64

(CDC, 2020)

Arthritis Is Most Common In The Following Areas Of The Body

HANDS

HIPS

LOWER BACK

FEET

KNEES

Arthritis Is Most Common In The Following Areas Of The Body

HANDS

HIPS

LOWER BACK

KNEES

FEET

Different types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis

Juvenile arthritis

Gout

Gout

Psoriatic arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis

Risk factors for arthritis

Risk factors for arthritis

Age

Lifestyle

Sex

Weight

Age

Lifestyle

Sex

Weight

Managing Arthritis: Strive for five

Artthritis-BE ACTIVE

BE ACTIVE

  • - Physical activity is a simple and effective way to relieve arthritis pain without medication.
  • - Being physically active also improves function, mood, and quality of life for adults with arthritis.
Artthritis-LEARN NEW SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS

LEARN NEW SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • - Join a self-mangement education workshop, which can help you learn the skills to manage your arthritis and make good decisions about your health.
Artthritis-TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR

  • - Talk to your doctor if you have joint pain or other arthritis symptoms.
  • - It's important to get an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible so you can start treatment and work to minimize arthritis pain.
Artthritis-MANAGE YOUR WEIGHT

MANAGE YOUR WEIGHT

  • - Losing excess weight and staying at a healthy weight is particularly important for people with arthritis.
  • - Losing weight, if needed, reduces stress on weight bearing joints like the hips and knees.
Artthritis-PROTECT YOUR JOINTS

PROTECT YOUR JOINTS

  • - Joint injuries can cause or worsen arthritis.
  • - Choose activities that are easy on the joints like walking, bicycling, and swimming.
  • - These activities are low risk and do not put too much stress on the joints.

Lower your chances of developing arthritis by:

Avoiding tobacco products

Doing low-impact, non-weight-bearing exercise

Maintaining a healthy body weight

Reducing your risk of joint injuries

Lower your chances of developing arthritis by:

Avoiding tobacco products

Doing low-impact, non-weight-bearing exercise

Maintaining a healthy body weight

Reducing your risk of joint injuries

Treatment of Arthritis

Medication

Physical therapy

Therapeutic injections

Joint replacement

Treatment of Arthritis

Medication

Physical therapy

Therapeutic injections

Joint replacement

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