6 million Canadians struggle with the pain and disability of arthritis. There are over 100 different types and it is the most expensive chronic disease in Canada, costing the economy an estimated $33 billion per year. Arthritis isn’t just about aches and pains. It is a serious, life-altering disease that impacts people of ALL ages. It can cut careers short, make daily life extremely challenging and lead to life-threatening complications like heart attack, stroke and hip fracture. If you have arthritis, this information isn’t new to you. If you don’t, you’ve come to the right place to learn.

At Arthritis Research Canada, we conduct research that helps people with arthritis continue to live their lives today. What does that mean? Prevention is our top priority, but we are also working to find ways for people with the disease to stay in the workforce, continue doing physical actives they love, manage pain and symptoms and much more.

Learn about some of our current research studies by clicking 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.