Our February #RheumChat was co-hosted by the Arthritis Foundation (@ArthrtisFdn). Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science, and community connections. The topic of the chat was Arthritis 101.

Here are a few of the questions that were covered. See the full recap below.

Q1: How were you first diagnosed with arthritis or a rheumatic disease?
Q2: What are some of your unanswered questions about arthritis and rheumatic disease?
Q3: It’s heart month. Do you talk with your rheum about how your condition can affect your heart disease risk?
Q4: Access to quality care at an affordable price remains a big issue for arthritis patients. How has your experience been?
Q5: How about day-to-day activities? What tips can you offer to other arthritis patients to help them maintain their quality of life?
Q6: What can groups like @ACRheum and @ArthritisFdn do to support you as an arthritis patient?

Join us for monthly #RheumChats

We will continue to host a #RheumChat on the third Thursday of every month with a different topic and co-host. Be sure to check the #RheumChat page and our social media channels for future topics, co-hosts, and questions.

If you have topic ideas for future Twitter chats, or you are interested in co-hosting a chat, please contact us at pr@rheumatology.org.