Track your arthritis symptoms in seconds
"This app has become an essential part of managing my arthritis”
What is the Arthritis Tracker app?
We developed Arthritis Tracker, a free app for people aged 13 to 25, to help teens and young adults with arthritis to manage their symptoms, talk confidently to their healthcare professionals and connect with other young people facing the same challenges.
How can this app help?
Created with young people for young people, Arthritis Tracker lets you rate your daily symptoms in seconds. You can use a body map to quickly pinpoint where your pain is and how bad it has been.
The app also shows you a simple summary of your recent pain, sore joints, medication side effects, energy levels, activity, sleep, and emotions, which you can use to talk through symptoms with healthcare professionals at medical appointments or simply as a record of how you’ve been doing recently.
“I felt more confident going into appointments, allowing me to be more independent”
Get tips about living well with arthritis
With the app, you can also access trusted information on the Versus Arthritis website.
- learn how to handle your symptoms and flare-ups, manage your stress, and reduce the impact that arthritis has on your daily life
- get tips on talking to other people about your arthritis
- find out how you can manage your condition alongside your school or university coursework and exams
- read stories from other young people with arthritis and get inspired by their experiences and advice.
“I enjoy reading the stories of other young people, it gives me hope for the future.”
How young people have gotten involved
Young people have been involved in the app’s creation and development since the very beginning.
In fact, the idea for a health tracking app came from 20-year-old Hope from Northern Ireland, who has juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
When developing the app, we’ve been lucky to have an amazing community of young people who’ve given us honest feedback, helped with testing and told us what matters most to them.
We’ve also consulted with parents and health professionals from across UK. This has helped us build the app in a way that focuses on areas of day-to-day life that could be affected by arthritis symptoms like sleep, activity levels and emotions.
Since launch, feedback from young people using the app has helped us develop new features, including introducing the body map, as well as making it easier to edit notes and move data stored on the app to another device.
Check out 'Your feedback in action' to see all the improvements we’ve made so far. You can also provide feedback to us at any time by tapping on the pink ‘feedback’ button in the app or by emailing email@example.com.
Your feedback in action
Read more about the improvements we've made to the Arthritis Tracker in response to your feedback.
Arthritis Tracker: our journey developing an app for teens and young adults
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new app for young people. THANK YOU to all those who’ve helped us get to this point.
Arthritis Tracker User Guide
Wondering how to use a specific feature on the app? Find step by step information here.