For more information on arthritis and related conditions, contact any of the following organizations:
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)Information ClearinghouseNational Institutes of Health
1 AMS CircleBethesda, MD.
The NIAMS, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the Federal Government research effort in arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases in the United States. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a public service sponsored by the NIAMS.
P.O. Box 7669 Atlanta, GA .
The Arthritis Foundation is the major voluntary organization devoted to supporting arthritis research and providing education and other services to people with arthritis. This foundation publishes free pamphlets on arthritis, as well as arthritis self-help books in English and Spanish.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
P.O. Box 2058 Des Plaines, IL.
The academy provides education and self-help services for orthopaedic surgeons (doctors) and other health providers. It supports improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics (bone and joint health).
American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
1800 Century Place, Suite 250Atlanta, GA .
This group provides referrals to doctors and health professionals who work on arthritis, rheumatic diseases, and related conditions. It also provides educational materials and guidelines.