Dedicated websites for your condition

Dedicated websites for your condition

  Arthritis Australia’s condition-specific websites provide tools and information to help you learn about osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and back pain. Access them using the links below.   This website can help you relieve the symptoms of…

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Explaining your diagnosis as a young person

Explaining your diagnosis as a young person

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, loves answering your questions! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. Question: When I explain to people that I have Psoriatic Arthritis (or insert any other rheumatic autoimmune condition) they don’t understand why I have…

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Managing Low Back Pain

Managing Low Back Pain

  Low back pain is a significant burden in terms of pain, disability and loss of quality of life for those who experience it. This is a global problem with data in Australia revealing that a quarter of the population…

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Your Weight & Arthritis

Your Weight & Arthritis

Does weight affect arthritis? The simple answer is yes. Extra body weight increases the stress on many joints, particularly the knees, hips and lower back. There is also a clear link between being overweight and an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis.…

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Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

  What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. This causes the joints to become painful, stiff and often swollen. Around one in ten people who have a skin disease called psoriasis develop…

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Managing an Arthritis Flare

Managing an Arthritis Flare

  An arthritis flare is an episode of increased pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, swelling and tenderness. These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people’s mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Depending on the type…

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Busting the Myths of Arthritis

Busting the Myths of Arthritis

This World Arthritis Day, Arthritis NSW is busting the many myths about arthritis. We receive a lot of feedback that friends, family and the wider community don’t understand arthritis as a chronic condition and its impact on people’s lives. We…

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Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

Microbiomes, Gut Health & Inflammation

There is an increasing amount of research into the important role gut microbiomes play in our overall health. These studies have demonstrated links between gut health and the immune system, autoimmune diseases, mood and mental health among many other health…

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Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Brain Fog – is it all in your head?

Symptoms such as stiffness, swelling and pain may be typical for inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis among others. But many people often have trouble with their memory, concentrating, thinking clearly or just feeling…

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