The Arthritis Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and CreakyJoints. It is intended to provide educational information and healthcare savings resources for those living with arthritis.

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 a digital community for millions of arthritis patients and caregivers worldwide who seek education, support, advocacy, and patient-centered research. CreakyJoints represent patients through their popular social media channels, website (, and the 50-State Network, which includes more than 1,500 trained volunteer patient activists. As part of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, CreakyJoints also has a patient-reported outcomes registry called ArthritisPower with more than 18,000 consented arthritis patients who track their disease while volunteering to participate in longitudinal and observational research. CreakyJoints also publishes the popular "Raising the Voice of Patients" series, which are downloadable patient-centered navigational tools for managing chronic illness. For more information and to become a member (for free), visit To participate in their patient-centered research program, visit

This page is for educational purposes only and should not replace medical care. Please consult your healthcare provider. 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:

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This page was last updated on 5/1/2023