About Arthritis Self-Management

Arthritis Self-Management publishes practical and authoritative information that empowers people with arthritis to better manage their condition. We publish an award-winning bimonthly print magazine and a free biweekly e-mail newsletter.

Our magazine, Arthritis Self-Management, offers relevant, “how-to” information on pain management, medicines, exercise, nutrition, emotional health, surgical options, and advances in arthritis treatment. Written by health-care professionals and experienced health writers, our articles are packed with easy-to-understand information and tips that you can use. Our editorial advisory board includes top experts in the fields of rheumatology, orthopedics, drug therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mental health, and patient education, and we take great care to ensure that everything we print is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

Our e-mail newsletter, Arthritis Self-Management Extra, delivers our trademark high-quality information and practical tips right to your e-mail inbox. It includes breaking news reports, delicious and healthful recipes that can be made with minimal effort, and a guide to common arthritis-related terms so you know what your doctor’s talking about—all in the name of making your life with arthritis a little easier. Arthritis Self-Management Extra was recognized with a Web Health Award in 2010.

Whether you have osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, fibromyalgia, or another of the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions, Arthritis Self-Management can help you take control of your condition and your health.

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Updated March 18, 2011

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