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Resource Guide for Osteoarthritis

RESOURCES

Address: PO Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669

Phone: 1-404-633-3777 1-800-568-4045

Internet Address: http://www.rheumatology.org

Description of services provided: This site has fact sheets about various arthritic conditions, as well as information on recent research and upcoming conferences. There are also fact sheets offering descriptions of the roles played by various healthcare team members. You can access a listing of members by geographic area.

RESOURCES

Address: 1330 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309

Phone: 1-800-568-4045

Internet Address: http://www.arthritis.org

Description of services provided: Look here for a wealth of information about types of arthritis, information on various treatments, support group information, and lots of tips for living with arthritis. You can read the latest issue of the organization's magazine Arthritis Today or join a group called “Connect and Control,” which will help devise an exercise plan for you. You can read message boards and essays from people meeting the challenges of living with arthritis. Details of recent research studies are available. Link to the local office of the Arthritis Foundation in your community to get referrals to specialists.

RESOURCES

Address: 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: 1-301-495-4484

Email: niamsinfo@mail.nih.gov

Internet Address: http://www.niams.nih.gov

Description of services provided: This website offers detailed information about osteoarthritis, as well as other types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases, and skin and muscle disorders; news releases and recent research findings; information on research initiatives and on studies that are accepting patients as subjects.

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