This site is an outstanding resource for patients with arthritis and their families. The organization provides books and brochures for patients with arthritis, referrals to rheumatologists in an area, and publishes a magazine, Arthritis Today. Call tollfree 800-283-7800 or go to the web site.
The web site has extensive information that is clearly written about all aspects of arthritis including surgery and drugs. The popular Drug and Supplement Guides are available. Other areas covered include financial planning, exercise, tips for living with arthritis, travel, marriage and dating, alternative therapies, and specific rheumatic diseases.
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