Tips for the holiday season

Tips for the holiday season

The festive season can be a busy time of shopping, cooking, cleaning and gathering with family and friends. With a chronic condition, however, it can also be a difficult time managing your energy levels, eating (and drinking!), organising travel and…

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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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Exercise to Reduce Pain

Exercise to Reduce Pain

It’s a well-known saying, ‘use it or lose it’, and never has this been more true than in the case of exercise and the body. One of the most significant factors when it comes to pain free movement for those who suffer from arthritis is…

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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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Gardening tips for arthritis

Gardening tips for arthritis

  It’s Spring! Time to get out in the garden. There are so many benefits to gardening, it gets you outdoors, moving and is mood boosting. In fact, getting your hands dirty in the garden has been scientifically proven to…

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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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Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

New Research – easy ways to add movement into your day

  A paper recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine1, shows that a style of exercise called high-intensity incidental physical activity (HIIPA) or regular, incidental activity that gets you huffing and puffing, is likely to produce health benefits,…

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