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History

CreakyJoints, part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation, was founded by arthritis patient Seth Ginsberg and social entrepreneur Louis Tharp in 1999 when Seth was an isolated college freshman in his dorm room bunk bed, thinking, “Where is everyone else who is going through this?” 

Together Lou and Seth started CreakyJoints, and became the originators of the arthritis Online Patient Community (OPC). They have consistently developed online support activities, including the longest running arthritis newsletter, CJ News. Sign up for CJ News.
 
Today, more than 55,000 people with all forms of arthritis and their families have joined CreakyJoints for meaningful support, updates and education, innovative advocacy and global research projects. And CreakyJoints continues to grow with new members signing up every day.
 
CreakyJoints has preserved its legacy of hosting a positive environment totally free-of-charge to patients and their families, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, corporate philanthropists, government grants and other private foundation support.
 
The first step to feeling better is to join the CreakyJoints community so that you and the people who care about you can take advantage of the many member benefits, programs and services designed specifically for you. And we will never ask you for money or donations. The information you provide will be kept locked away and never sold or rented because your privacy is as important to us as your health.