Over 6 million Canadians, young and old, struggle with the pain and disability of one or more of the 100 types of arthritis. It is the most expensive chronic disease in Canada, costing our economy an estimated $33 billion per year. Arthritis isn’t just about aches and pains. It is a serious, life-altering disease that can cut careers short, make daily life extremely challenging and lead to life-threatening complications – like heart attack, stroke and hip fractures. If you have arthritis, this information isn’t new to you. If you want to learn more about arthritis, you’ve come to the right place.

At Arthritis Research Canada, we conduct practical research for everyday living. Research aimed at arthritis prevention, early diagnosis, new and better treatment, and improved quality of life. Arthritis Research Canada works for and with patients to find solutions that help people triumph over arthritis.

Learn more about our current research studies by clicking on the images below. 

EVERYDAY LIVING

Daily life with arthritis comes with its fair share of challenges. Learn about research related to physical activity, pregnancy, disease-management and more!

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OSTEOARTHRITIS

Over 100,000 hip and knee replacements are performed in Canada each year. 90 per cent are due to OA. Find out how researchers are working to prevent and manage OA.

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RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

RA is a serious autoimmune disease and there is no cure. Find out how research aimed at early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping approximately 300,000 Canadians.

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OTHER TYPES OF ARTHRITIS

There are more than 100 types of arthritis. Discover research aimed at helping people with these diseases live high-quality lives.

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To view our completed research projects, please click here.