Living with joint pain can be tough.
The good news is that you are not alone. We've pulled together a list of helpful support groups, resources and medical directories to help you access the help you need.
Find Arthritis Support
- Arthritis Foundation (USA) - free helpline: 1-844-571-HELP (4357)
- Arthritis Consumer Experts (Canada)
- Versus Arthritis (UK) - free helpline on 0800 5200 520
- Women with Rheumatoid Disease community
Find a Rheumatologist
Rheumatologists are medical physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat more than 100 types of arthritis and related disorders that affect the body's joints, bones, muscles, and connective tissue.
Use the Find a Rheumatologist database to search for practicing Rheumatologists in the USA.
The database is made available by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) as an informational resource for patients and caregivers.
Find a Physical Therapist
Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education.
Use the Physical Therapist directory to search for practicing physical therapist in the USA.
The directory is provided by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Find a Hand Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist's (CHT's) are specialized physical or occupational therapists who evaluate and treat issues related to an ‘upper extremity’ (think hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders).
Use the Certified Hand Therapist directory to find practicing hand therapists in the USA.
The directory is maintained by the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Find a Hand Surgeon
Hand surgeons seek to improve problems related to the hand, wrist and forearm.
Use the Hand Surgeons directory to find a practicing hand surgeon in the USA.
The directory is maintained by the American Society for Surgery.
Trevor Petrie, Certified Hand Therapist
Trevor Petrie is a Certified Hand Therapist with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington.
He has been helping people with hand and upper extremity pain and injuries since 2012.
Over the course of his career, he has treated hundreds of people with chronic pain stemming from a myriad of causes including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel and tendinitis.
No two people experience these issues the exact same way, so Trevor strives to find the best evidence-based approach that works for each person’s individual needs in order to get back to living their best lives.