The CDC Arthritis Program creates CDC Features in order to bring attention to important arthritis issues and topics.
Help for Arthritis in Rural Areas
CDC focuses on how self-management education workshops and physical activity programs help adults with arthritis, including those in rural and other underserved communities, manage or relieve pain and improve their health.
Living with Severe Joint Pain
Almost 15 million US adults live with severe joint pain related to arthritis. Learning self-management skills and being active can help manage severe joint pain.
Arthritis on the Rise
About 54 million US adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040, according to a new CDC study.
Arthritis Awareness Month
May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis affects one in five adults in the United States. CDC has identified some self-management strategies that can help adults deal with arthritis symptoms.
Arthritis Across America
Doctor-diagnosed arthritis is widespread throughout the United States, according to a study that looks at where arthritis is most common.
Arthritis Help for Veterans
Arthritis is common among veterans. Fortunately, there are low- or no-cost physical activity programs and education classes can help veterans manage arthritis and feel better.
- Page last reviewed: February 21, 2018
- Page last updated: February 21, 2018
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