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Community and Internet Resources

Community: Support Groups and Disability Specific Organizations



American College of Rheumatology (ACR) is the professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who share a dedication to healing, preventing disability, and curing the more than 100 types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. This website offers patient resources including information on every kind of arthritis as well as how to find a rheumatologist and information on quality of care. Membership is for health professionals but you can view the information for patients.

Arthritis Foundation is the only national voluntary health organization helping the 70 million Americans with arthritis and chronic joint symptoms take greater control of their disease through a variety of actions. The foundation must ensure that the millions of Americans who already have arthritis, and the millions more soon to be confronted with the pain and limitations of the disease, are able to maintain an active lifestyle and participate fully in work, family, recreation and society. Their mission is to improve lives thour leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related disease. On their website you can find out about: Learn about Arthritis, Living with Arthritis, Research, Resources and Shop for assistance products and connect with others and programs in your community.

Arthritis-symptom.com explains every type of arthritis and offers links to resources. Check out causes, symptoms, diagnosis, medications, treatments, prevention and much more.

Glucosamine and Arthritis Center has the latest information on glucosamine, arthritis, and joint pain. Joint pain is something that nobody should have to live with. Fortunately, information is power. Explore this website and evaluate hundreds of articles, "plain english" clinical research summaries, message board posts, and more.

New Sign Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Learn more about What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? including: The causes of RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms, Diagnosing RA, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) vs. Osteoarthritis (OA). Learn more about the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Living with RA, including Physical Activity, Diet and Finding a Rheumatologist. Under Resources find Support Groups, Literature, Blogs, Help paying for medicine and treatment, Apps for Pain Management and a list of organizations and government agencies. For more information, contact RASN at 121 S. Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32801, call 1-800-405-4043, or send info@rheumatoidarthritis.org

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