Healthy Living with Arthritis

Arthritis is increasing in the U.S. Subscribe to the Healthy Living with Arthritis (HLWA) podcast to learn about proven programs to help manage arthritis.

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Arthritis is becoming more common. Subscribe to the Healthy Living with Arthritis (HLWA) podcast for tips on managing arthritis symptoms.

With nearly 59 million U.S. adults diagnosed, arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the United States. People with arthritis can learn to manage their symptoms and connect to programs that will help them lead active, healthy lives.

More people than ever may benefit from interactive and easy-to-access arthritis education resources. CDC’s Healthy Living with Arthritis Podcast Series informs people living with arthritis and other chronic conditions about programs that can help them improve and manage their symptoms. It also discusses the benefits of healthy behaviors such as physical activity.

The latest episode of Healthy Living with Arthritis is available now during Arthritis Awareness Month. This episode focuses on a proven pain management program recognized by CDC, the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP). This episode also features a CDC arthritis expert who discusses the program in depth and provides additional resources for finding program information and enrolling in in-person and virtual workshop offerings.

CPSMP meets for 2.5 hours per week for 6 weeks in convenient community locations (e.g., YMCA, community center, etc.) and is also available virtually. This program teaches skills for effectively managing chronic pain associated with chronic conditions, like arthritis, back pain, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell, and Crohn’s disease.

Healthy Living with Arthritis podcasts are available in CDC’s Public Health Media Library. The podcast series can be found outside of CDC on streaming platforms including Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Pandora, Podchaser, and Sticher.