The Arthritis Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the CreakyJoints. It is intended to provide information on Arthritis and to help those with Arthritis find assistance paying for their medications.
Arthritis, one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S., is inflammation of one or more of the joints. There are over 100 different forms of arthritis with the most common being osteoarthritis. Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is caused when the cartilage between the bones wears down due to injury, infection or age. The main symptoms are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments depending on the type a person has, including over-the-counter and prescription medications and physical therapy, among others.
CreakyJoints is the go-to source for more than 100,000 arthritis patients and their families world-wide who are seeking education, support, advocacy and patient-centered research. Co-founded in 1999 by arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg and social entrepreneur Louis Tharp, CreakyJoints is part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit www.CreakyJoints.org. Also, below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.
CreakyJoints and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only. Since arthritis and autoimmune diseases are complex medical diseases the medication you may have been prescribed might not be listed below. Ask your rheumatologist about which medicine(s) may be right for you.
Medications used in the treatment of Arthritis
Click on the drug name to see what programs are available for the drug: