Arthritis Patients Share How It Hurts
Last Updated: September 30, 2021
At the Arthritis Foundation, we focus on alleviating the pain and disability caused by arthritis. We have a wealth of resources and initiatives to help you navigate your specific arthritis-related issues.
Our How It Hurts report summarizes our latest findings on the impact of arthritis pain. This year’s report concentrates on three core areas: physical health, emotional and social health, and experience of care. We found that almost 90% of arthritis patients surveyed have pain that interferes with their daily lives and activities. More than two-thirds experience higher levels of fatigue than the general population.
We’re working to improve the lives of those with arthritis – both now and for future generations. Addressing chronic pain is our top priority. We encourage you to check out the following resources to help with your specific situation:
- Our current pain initiative led us to develop a new pain management app called Vim. This app helps people with arthritis gain power over their pain by setting attainable goals. We encourage you to review our Privacy Notice to understand how we collect and use your personal information.
- You’ll also want to use our Rx for Access center to help you choose the right insurance coverage, learn your rights, and appeal denials.
- Our Take Control of Pain page offers pain management webinars, podcasts, and e-books to help you along as well.
We also want you to know that Social Security is here for you if your arthritis is debilitating enough. Please check out their Disability Benefits page for information about their Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. These programs could help you if your arthritis is disabling and you can’t do any type of work. If you think you may qualify for disability, please visit their website today.
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