How to Spot Bad Science

How to Spot Bad Science

Question: I like to do my own research on difference products or treatments for my arthritis but I don’t have a science background- how can I tell if what I’m reading is from a trustworthy source or if the study…

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Pros and Cons of Cortisone Injections

Pros and Cons of Cortisone Injections

Injections of Intra-articular corticosteroids (IACSs), usually combined with analgesics, are commonly performed to treat pain related to osteoarthritis (OA) e.g., hip and knee OA. While they are common, they are not without their risks. I will go on to talk…

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What is distraction therapy (for pain)?

What is distraction therapy (for pain)?

Fool your brain, replace your pain What is Distraction? Diverting attention away (i.e., distraction) from feelings and thoughts of pain is a common and well researched pain-coping strategy. Its effects are variable across individuals, however, those who report high levels…

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Ask Kat Series

Ask Kat Series

Kat Keane, our Health Educator, loves answering your questions! If you have a question that you would like Kat to answer, please email kkeane@arthritisnsw.org.au. Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered: I like to do my own research on difference products…

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Hot and Cold Therapies Explained

Hot and Cold Therapies Explained

Treating pain, inflammation and injury with hot and cold therapies can be extremely effective and affordable. However, it’s important to know which situations call for hot, which call for cold and which may benefit from both treatments. Importantly, this kind…

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Efficacy of CBD for chronic pain & joint disease

Efficacy of CBD for chronic pain & joint disease

  This particular Research Review will use a variety of studies and study reviews to summarise answers for the following questions about Cannabidiol (CBD).   What is CBD? How does it work for chronic pain and arthritis?  Is CBD better…

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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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Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

Medicinal cannabis: what you need to know

There is a lot of interest in the use of cannabis as a medicine. You, or someone you know, may be considering using medicinal cannabis and have questions about medicinal cannabis products, such as: How and in what situations can…

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Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics vs Biosimilars

Biologics are a type of medication that can be prescribed for some forms of inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (a type of arthritis that affects children). For some biologics, there may…

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