Arthritis FoundationThe Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. It's easy! Sign in below, and give (up to a limit you set) just by using Facebook or Twitter
A Nation In Pain
Arthritis is a term used to describe more than 100 different conditions that affect joints as well as other parts of the body. Arthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems and the nation’s most common causes of disability.
Some Quick Facts:
- Arthritis is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
- By 2030, an estimated 67 million of Americans aged 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.
- Nearly 300,000 children in the US suffer from a form of Juvenile Arthritis.
- Arthritis and rheumatic conditions cost the U.S. economy $128 billion annually.
Get more facts: Arthritis Prevelance
Research holds the key to preventing, controlling, & curing arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability.
About the Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of arthritis, which strikes one in every five adults and 300,000 children, and is the nation’s leading cause of disability. To conquer this painful, debilitating and unacceptable disease, we support education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.