Below are a series of links to informative websites and articles about arthritis. Although Arthritis Specialty Center is not affiliated directly with any of the organizations, the content is fantastic in helping to understand the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of rheumatic diseases. Always consult with the staff at Arthritis Specialty Center before trying any of the suggestions that may be given, to ensure that your health condition is taken into consideration.
Arthritis Foundation – The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
Creaky Joints – Creaky Joints is a hub of useful knowledge about a wide variety of arthritis issues. It aims to help patient advocacy for anyone living with arthritis.
CSRO – Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations – The CSRO is aimed more at practitioners than patients. However, it is a great place to get news about legislation and federal initiatives that may affect rheumatologic disease care.
The American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists – The ASCR is a group of members who are nationally recognized and promote education and leadership for rheumatic diseases.
The American College of Rheumatology – The American College of Rheumatology is a website for healthcare providers and researchers, but there are many high quality articles and resources that can help anyone gain a greater understanding of issues surrounding rheumatologic diseases.
WebMD – WebMD has a series of excellent articles and frequently asked questions about arthritis. It is also one of the most well-known websites on the internet for health care.
National Institute of Health – The website for the National Institute of Health contains the US National Library of Medicine – the world’s largest medical library. It is peer-reviewed content, and is constantly updated and managed by the Center for Disease Control.
The Mayo Clinic – The Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned facility for a variety of diseases, and their website contains information that is comprehensive but succinct.
Notice of Privacy Practices– This notice describes how medical information about a patient may be used or disclosed, and how to get access to this information.