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Caring for Arthritis: Insights and Strategies from a Canadian Perspective

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1 in 5 Canadians suffer from Arthritis

Arthritis is more than just occasional joint pain; it's a complex musculoskeletal disorder affecting millions worldwide. In Canada, the statistics and research surrounding arthritis reveal its significant impact on the health and well-being of countless individuals. Kore Life aims to shed light on this issue as part of our commitment to adding more life to your years, emphasizing the importance of awareness, early intervention, and supportive care.


The Canadian Arthritis Landscape: By the Numbers

  1. Prevalence: Over 6 million Canadians (1 in 5) are affected by arthritis, making it one of the leading causes of disability in the country.

  2. Age Range: While it's a misconception that only the elderly are afflicted, nearly 60% of Canadians with arthritis are under 65.

  3. Economic Burden: The economic implications of arthritis are substantial. By 2040, it is estimated that arthritis will cost the Canadian economy $33 billion annually due to healthcare expenses and lost productivity.

  4. Research Spending: Canada, through organizations like The Arthritis Society, invests millions annually into research to improve understanding, treatments, and, ultimately, to find a cure.

Strides in Canadian Research

Canada stands out as a leader in arthritis research:

  1. The Arthritis Society: As Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs, and support to the over 6 million Canadians with arthritis, they also invest in cutting-edge research to improve the lives of those affected.

  2. CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research): It funds numerous research projects dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of arthritis, aiming to pave the way for innovative treatments.

Tips for Managing Arthritis

If you or someone you know is dealing with arthritis, consider the following strategies:

  1. Stay Active: Gentle exercises can help increase strength and flexibility. Water aerobics or Tai Chi are often recommended.

  2. Manage Weight: Maintaining a healthy weight reduces joint stress, particularly in the knees, hips, and spine.

  3. Physical Therapy: Physiotherapists can provide targeted exercises and treatments to reduce pain and improve mobility.

  4. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can be beneficial, but discussing them with a healthcare professional for long-term use is essential.

  5. Diet and Nutrition: Some foods have anti-inflammatory properties, like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. A balanced diet can also support joint health.

Embracing a Holistic Approach

At Kore Life, we understand that managing arthritis requires more than medication alone. It involves physical care, emotional support, and lifestyle adjustments. From therapeutic tools to informational resources, we're dedicated to providing Canadians with what they need to live their fullest lives, even amidst challenges.


Arthritis may be prevalent, but with awareness, research, and a holistic approach to care, we believe in a future where its impact is lessened. By staying informed and proactive, we can all contribute to a brighter outlook for those affected in Canada and beyond.

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Caring for Arthritis: Insights and Strategies from a Canadian Perspective

Updated: Sep 28, 2023


A picture of a hand showing Arthritis
1 in 5 Canadians suffer from Arthritis

Arthritis is more than just occasional joint pain; it's a complex musculoskeletal disorder affecting millions worldwide. In Canada, the statistics and research surrounding arthritis reveal its significant impact on the health and well-being of countless individuals. Kore Life aims to shed light on this issue as part of our commitment to adding more life to your years, emphasizing the importance of awareness, early intervention, and supportive care.


The Canadian Arthritis Landscape: By the Numbers

  1. Prevalence: Over 6 million Canadians (1 in 5) are affected by arthritis, making it one of the leading causes of disability in the country.

  2. Age Range: While it's a misconception that only the elderly are afflicted, nearly 60% of Canadians with arthritis are under 65.

  3. Economic Burden: The economic implications of arthritis are substantial. By 2040, it is estimated that arthritis will cost the Canadian economy $33 billion annually due to healthcare expenses and lost productivity.

  4. Research Spending: Canada, through organizations like The Arthritis Society, invests millions annually into research to improve understanding, treatments, and, ultimately, to find a cure.

Strides in Canadian Research

Canada stands out as a leader in arthritis research:

  1. The Arthritis Society: As Canada's principal health charity providing education, programs, and support to the over 6 million Canadians with arthritis, they also invest in cutting-edge research to improve the lives of those affected.

  2. CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research): It funds numerous research projects dedicated to understanding the molecular mechanisms of arthritis, aiming to pave the way for innovative treatments.

Tips for Managing Arthritis

If you or someone you know is dealing with arthritis, consider the following strategies:

  1. Stay Active: Gentle exercises can help increase strength and flexibility. Water aerobics or Tai Chi are often recommended.

  2. Manage Weight: Maintaining a healthy weight reduces joint stress, particularly in the knees, hips, and spine.

  3. Physical Therapy: Physiotherapists can provide targeted exercises and treatments to reduce pain and improve mobility.

  4. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can be beneficial, but discussing them with a healthcare professional for long-term use is essential.

  5. Diet and Nutrition: Some foods have anti-inflammatory properties, like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish. A balanced diet can also support joint health.

Embracing a Holistic Approach

At Kore Life, we understand that managing arthritis requires more than medication alone. It involves physical care, emotional support, and lifestyle adjustments. From therapeutic tools to informational resources, we're dedicated to providing Canadians with what they need to live their fullest lives, even amidst challenges.


Arthritis may be prevalent, but with awareness, research, and a holistic approach to care, we believe in a future where its impact is lessened. By staying informed and proactive, we can all contribute to a brighter outlook for those affected in Canada and beyond.

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