Information and resources to help you understand arthritis
- What is arthritis?
- Types of arthritis
- Areas of the body
- Arthritis facts
Living well with arthritis
Having arthritis doesn't mean you have to miss out on doing the things you love. These pages provide resources and information on how to manage and live well with arthritis.
Children & arthritis
Contrary to common belief, children and even young babies can be affected by arthritis. These pages contain resources and information to help you understand and manage your child's juvenile arthritis.
Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become fragile and brittle, leading higher risk of fractures. These pages contain information and resources to help you understand osteoporosis, and the steps you can take to help prevent and manage this condition.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW is here to help, support and empower people with arthritis and related conditions. We achieve this through the delivery of education programs and health services which focus on self management and gentle exercise, the Arthritis Infoline, provision of information resources, and publications.
Becoming a member of Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW is one of the best ways to engage with our organisation, built on understanding, support and community.
Be Heard | Be Informed | Be Supported | Be Rewarded
Camps for Kids
Our camps provide children and young people living with juvenile arthritis an opportunity to participate in fun and educational activities, in a safe and supportive environment, without fear of being different.
Support our work
There are many ways you can help adults and children living with arthritis by supporting our work. Whether you choose to make a once-off donation, become a regular giver, volunteer or corporate partner, or leave a gift in your Will, your contribution will be greatly appreciated by us and the people we support.
Athritis Matters magazine provides articles on nutrition, exercise and managing your condition. Available via subscription, and free to AONSW members.
Warm Water Classes
Warm Water Exercise classes are ideal for people with arthritis and related conditions. Our classes give participants the opportunity to exercise with guidance from a trained instructor.
Strength & Balance Classes
Our Strength & Balance exercise classes are designed to help people with arthritis and/or osteoporosis to develop strength, improve overall fitness and regain/build confidence in an environment that is social and supportive.
Exercise of the Month – Lower Limb
Here are some simple exercises designed to help strengthen and stabilise muscles of the lower limb including knee flexion, hip…
Tips to Manage Chronic Pain
Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis. It’s important to understand the pain cycle…
New drug listed on PBS for psoriatic arthritis
Tofacitinib (sold as Xeljanz), is already available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), but will be extended to include treatment…