Community

Pain is tough. Together we're tougher.

Find support, friendship and fun in our private patient communities.

We run two private online communities for joint pain patients: The Hand Pain Group and Women with Rheumatoid Disease.

Both groups are free, and we operate a strict 'no spam no selling' rule in each group.

 

Hand Pain Group

 

The Hand Pain Group is a private, patient-led community who share information, tips and support.

We are centered around hand pain rather than a single condition because many people have multiple conditions like Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger and RSI.

As a Hand Pain group member, you can post questions and tag our resident Certified Hand Therapist Trevor, who pops into the group each week. Answers are posted in the group so that everyone can benefit. 

Join the community here today.

 

Women with Rheumatoid Disease

Women with Rheumatoid Disease is a private online patient community.

It's a friendly space for women to connect and support one another. 

We invite all women with rheumatoid disease to join us.

  

Why rheumatoid disease and not rheumatoid arthritis?

People often confuse rheumatoid disease with osteoarthritis. 

Osteoarthritis is the 'wear and tear' form of arthritis that many people experience as they age.

Rheumatoid is a systemic autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the body.

While both conditions are painful and debilitating, they have very different symptoms, treatments and outcomes. Confusing them leads to unnecessary miscommunication and frustration for patients. 

 

Why the focus on women?

Women are disproportionately affected by autoimmune disorders. 75% of rheumatoid patients are female.

 

What's with the butterflies?

Butterflies symbolize hope, change and transformation.

By wearing butterflies we can spark positive, constructive conversations about what it's like to live with rheumatoid disease.

Our goal is to raise awareness and dispel the myths surrounding the condition. Help us to raise rheumatoid awareness.

Join the community today and buy your butterfly pin here.

 

four women with arthritis smiling and wearing rheumatoid awareness pins