Find the online support that meets
If you have active ankylosing spondylitis, you are not alone. There are many resources available online that can help you learn more about your condition and connect with others through local support groups, fundraising walks, outreach programs, online communities, and volunteer opportunities. For more information, you can visit the websites listed below.
Spondylitis Association of America™
The mission of the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is "to be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live life to the fullest.” The SAA website includes research, information, publications, and offerings available to members.
The Arthritis Foundation
The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
The online home of the Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Today magazine is a great source of tips and information for people living with arthritis. It includes a community where you can share ideas, ask for advice, read blogs, play games, and more.
Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF)
The ANRF funds research to cure arthritis. The ANRF website provides a comprehensive look at all the research projects they fund. You can also get their free report, which will give you an informative overview of arthritis and some of the projects underway.
An important aspect of staying on treatment is following your treatment plan as prescribed by your doctor. The Care4Today® Mobile Health Manager can help to support and encourage you to manage your condition by providing medication reminders.
CreakyJoints provides treatment information, advice from professionals, and public forums for people living with arthritis to share their experiences.
The Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
This website provides interactive and educational information about ankylosing spondylitis. It features a "Patient's Corner" with lifestyle information.
Patients Like Me
This site allows you to share your experience of living with ankylosing spondylitis in order to help yourself, others like you, and organizations that focus on your condition.