Arthritis Awareness: Arthritis Facts

Original broadcast date: September 13, 2009

A recent poll commissioned by The Arthritis Society reveals that almost two out of three Canadians struggling with arthritis believe that physical activity poses the risk of aggravating their symptoms. This percentage was considerably higher than the general population who responded at just under 1 in 2, as indicated by the Ipsos Reid survey.

September is Arthritis Awareness Month and as such the focus, in part, is to debunk the idea that exercise is harmful for people with arthritis through scientific and clinical evidence.

  • Dr. Kam Shojania, MD, FRCPC Assistant professor and director of the division of Rheumatology in the department of medicine at the University of British Columbia, clinician at Vancouver General Hospital, researcher at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada


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