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…

Read more
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…

Read more
Stand up & move – your joints will thank you

Stand up & move – your joints will thank you

Current research demonstrates that sedentary work and lifestyle behaviours have a profoundly negative affect on our health status; the message is loud and clear – sitting at your desk or on your couch for extended periods may now be seen…

Read more
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…

Read more
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…

Read more
An inspiring juvenile arthritis journey

An inspiring juvenile arthritis journey

  Chris Ka Long Au shares his arthritis story with us… “Up until I was about 14 years old, I believed I was invincible. On top of my studies at Baulkham Hills High School, I was heavily involved in sports,…

Read more
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…

Read more
Medication Resources

Medication Resources

There are many safe and effective medical treatments for arthritic conditions. If you would like further information on a medication you are taking, a new medication that you are starting (or one that has been suggested) we have compiled a…

Read more
Make a difference with our Winter Appeal

Make a difference with our Winter Appeal

15-year-old Miriam lives with her family in southern NSW. She was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis three years ago after 12 months of tests and specialist appointments. The condition lives in her jaw, wrists, fingers, knees and ankles.  Miriam’s high school has taken…

Read more
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…

Read more