Category Archives: Living With Arthritis

CDC Arthritis Study

More Americans Report Arthritis-Related Limitations Than 15 Years Ago

More than 54 million adults in the United States have some form of arthritis and, for nearly half of them, the pain, stiffness and joint damage make daily life harder, according to a new report released in early March by theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). While the report notes that the prevalence of arthritis has not changed significantly since 2002, it does highlight a 20 percent jump in the percentage of people who have arthritis-attributable limitations in activities – that is, trouble with simple tasks such as lifting a grocery bag or walking a few blocks.
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Arthritis Daily Struggle Research

Arthritis Foundation Survey Finds Nearly 75% of Arthritis Patients Struggle with Arthritis Daily

Leading the fight towards a cure for arthritis is a huge responsibility. In order to provide the best tools, resources, and information, it’s crucial to understand the daily struggle and pain experienced by the over 50 million people suffering with the disease. Earlier this year, the Arthritis Foundation teamed up with Nielsen to conduct a nationwide survey to gain a deeper understanding of the everyday challenges faced by people living with arthritis.

The survey was administered to 1,478 people, including people with arthritis who both have and have not engaged with the Arthritis Foundation, as well as parents of children with juvenile arthritis. Survey results show that pain continues to limit and hinder people with arthritis, making it challenging to execute self-care, attend school and work, or participate in recreational activities. In fact, nearly 3 in 4 (73%) of respondents strongly/somewhat agreed that they “struggle with arthritis daily.”

In addition to the Arthritis Foundation study, earlier this year, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, funded a survey, Understanding America’s Pain, which found that many Americans lack a basic understanding about pain medications and the potential risks they pose. The study revealed that, in addition to the lack of understanding, only 30 percent of respondents who experience pain feel their pain is completely controlled.

Pain is a significant side effect of arthritis and can be debilitating. Understanding your pain and learning how to manage it is extremely important; that’s why we’re continually developing tools and resources likeBreaking the Arthritis Pain Chain Toolkit, theArthritis Resource Finder,YES (Your Exercise Solution) Tool, andBetter Living Toolkitto provide tips, support and ideas for how to overcome the daily challenges of living with arthritis and improve your quality of life.

The Arthritis Foundation is reviewing the comprehensive results of its study conducted by Harris Poll to identify and introduce new resources to help people with arthritis cope with pain so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of the millions of Americans living with the disease.

The Arthritis Foundation survey was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Arthritis Foundation betweenJune 3 and July 13, 2016, among 1478 U.S. adults aged 18 or older who are diagnosed with arthritis or the parent of a child with arthritis who is under the age of 18. The sample included 722 adults with arthritis who are members of the Arthritis Foundation. Results have been weighted to be representative of key population demographics such gender, age, race, geography, and education among the general population. Among Arthritis Foundation members data has been weighted proportionately to represent the populations of involvement groups outlined above. For more information on the study please contactClaire Villines关节炎基金会的公关经理。

arthritis exercise app

Introducing the YES Tool Mobile App! Get Customized Arthritis-Friendly Exercise Modifications on the Go!

Exercise is a key component in improving health and can even help relieve arthritis pain and joint stiffness. When the daily aches and fatigue of arthritis kick in, exercise might be the last thing on your mind, but it may be just what you need to ease your pain and increase your energy levels.
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Arthritis Foundation Launches Helpline to Help Answer Your Arthritis-Related Questions

你是否曾经有过关节炎相关的问题,但却没有去看医生,或者只是忘了问医生?现在你可以问我们了!The Arthritis Foundation now offers one-on-one support through our toll-free Helpline that launched earlier this year –1-800-283-7800
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Your Exercise Solution Tool


Yes! You CAN exercise with arthritis! With the right approach and a few smart modifications where needed, exercise can reduce your pain and help you stay active. The Arthritis Foundation is proud to introduce a new tool that will help you create a customized exercise plan specific to your needs and interests.

Developed in conjunction with world-renowned experts, including the CDC, physical therapists, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons and professionals from many other organizations, the Foundation’s newYour Exercise Solution (YES) Toolis an online activity interface that provides truly personalized advice and modifications for 23 popular physical activities. Sponsored byAdvil, the YES Tool allows you to select the joints that bother you, and provides 4,000 different combinations of customized exercise and activity results, based on your fitness level and what you enjoy doing.

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