Ask Kat Series

Ask Kat Series

  Kat Keane, our Health Educator, loves answering your questions! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. Question: Can you help me with the stress and anxiety associated with having arthritis? Read the response here. If you have a question that…

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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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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,…

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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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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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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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