Getting support during the festive season

Getting support during the festive season

We would like to wish all our members, subscribers and supporters best wishes for the festive season. Our office will be closed from 24 December until 4 January 2021.  While you are away from home on holidays or days when…

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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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JOB VACANCY: Occupational Therapist

JOB VACANCY: Occupational Therapist

Arthritis NSW is seeking an occupational therapist to deliver NDIS Support Services.   Vision: Freedom from Arthritis  Mission: To help people living with Arthritis Values:  Collaborative, Sustainable,Innovative & Outcomes Focussed Founded in 1967, Arthritis NSW (ANSW) exists to help improve the lives of people suffering…

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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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Fighting Fatigue? Tips to help

Fighting Fatigue? Tips to help

  What is fatigue? Fatigue is a feeling of both physical and mental tiredness. It is often described as exhaustion or a lack of energy, and can make everyday tasks seem impossible. Many people with arthritis experience fatigue, no matter…

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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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Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Anti-inflammatory diet – made easy

Following an anti-inflammatory diet will not cure arthritis, however for many people it is an effective way of controlling symptoms, maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of developing other health problems.  Recent studies have also found that a…

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Medication Updates

Medication Updates

  6 August 2020 New Drug Approved for RA Upadacitinib is the third Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor to be approved for rheumatoid arthritis after baricitinib and tofacitinib. Upadacitinib is indicated for patients with moderate–severe rheumatoid arthritis who have not adequately responded,…

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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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