dcsimg Osteoarthritis, Easy-to-Read Fast Facts

NIAMS Publication Ordering System

There is no charge for NIAMS publications.

Click on cover to view larger image.

  (PDF Version)
  (MP3 Version)
Add to Cart

Osteoarthritis, Easy-to-Read Fast Facts

Last published 11/2014

Please note that online information may be more recently updated than printed materials.

This fact sheet is for people who have osteoarthritis, their families, and others interested in learning more about the disorder. The fact sheet describes osteoarthritis and its symptoms and contains information about diagnosis and treatment, as well as current research efforts supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other components of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health (NIH). It also discusses pain relief, exercise, and quality of life for people with osteoarthritis. If you have further questions after reading this fact sheet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor.

Length: 4 pp.

Intended Audience:

  • General public
  • For medical & health professionals to share with patients

Quantity that can be ordered: up to 1 copy

This publication is in the public domain. It can be reproduced.

Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Language: English


To order by phone or inquire about bulk orders for health forums or fairs, please contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at (877) 22-NIAMS (226-4267). The TTY (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) number is (301) 565-2966.

We are allowed to store your contact information when you write to us under System of Record # 09-25-0106, last published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2002, [Volume 67, Number 187] Page 60758. We collect this information in order to be able to mail you the information you are requesting. We will share it only with those who need it to fulfill your request. We won't share it with anyone outside of NIH. If you decide you don't want to provide your mailing address, we won't be able to mail anything to you. You can still view most of the information we have available on the Web site, but there are a few items we provide in hard copy only. If you would prefer to provide your mailing address to us over the phone, please call us at (877) 22-NIAMS (226-4267). For more information about privacy and how we use cookies on this Web site, please see the NIAMS Privacy Policy.