Web Features

CDC’s Arthritis Program creates CDC Features in order to bring attention to important arthritis issues and topics.

The Arthritis-Mental Health Connection
Learn about the proven ways to help improve mental health and ease arthritis symptoms if you or someone you know has arthritis and is feeling down or worried.

Arthritis Across America
One in 4 US adults are living with arthritis. Lifestyle programs can help ease arthritis pain and improve joint function.

Ways to Improve Arthritis Symptoms
Find out how a home-based physical activity program for people with arthritis improved people’s symptoms.

Weight Loss for Adults with Arthritis
Losing weight can ease arthritis pain. Healthcare professionals should counsel patients who weigh more than recommended on weight loss to ease arthritis pain.

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Exercise to Ease Arthritis Pain
Health care providers can talk to arthritis patients about physical activity and exercise as an option to ease arthritis pain.

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.

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.