Managing Hand & Wrist Arthritis

Managing Hand & Wrist Arthritis

  How are hands affected by arthritis? Any joint in your fingers, thumbs, knuckles and wrists can be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect your hands and cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness, e.g. osteoarthritis or…

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How do I access free and/or subsidised medicare services? 

How do I access free and/or subsidised medicare services? 

Kat Keane, our Health Educator, is looking forward to answering your questions throughout the year! Here’s our next Ask Kat question answered. March Question: How do I access free and/or subsidised medicare services?  Read the response here. February Question: What are the pros…

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World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

World Young Rheumatic Diseases Day

WORD Day is an international day has been created to raise awareness and knowledge to help in early diagnoses of young rheumatic diseases. Early intervention changes lives, so this WORD Day, we are sharing diagnosis stories from our juvenile arthritis community.…

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Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

Taking Control of your Psoriatic Arthritis

  What is psoriatic arthritis? Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints. This causes the joints to become painful, stiff and often swollen. Around one in ten people who have a skin disease called psoriasis develop…

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Best & Worst Packaging 2019

Best & Worst Packaging 2019

Each year Arthritis Australia runs a campaign to determine the best and worst packaging as voted by people living with arthritis. According to their research, 44 per cent of consumers struggle with packaging every day, negatively impacting their emotional wellbeing…

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Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Exercise of the Month – Modified Plank

Wall plank – example of a modified plank This month’s exercise of the month focuses on the abdomen. Considered the centre of the body, it is what connects the upper half of the body to the lower half. Formed by…

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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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Healthy Habits – 20 Tips for 2020

Healthy Habits – 20 Tips for 2020

  Creating healthy habits helps with general wellbeing, mental health and will, most importantly, help to ease the symptoms of your condition. It’s hard to change many habits at once, so set small goals and build up from there. It might…

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Opioids – what are the alternatives?

Opioids – what are the alternatives?

Opioid medicines can be used to reduce some types of pain, such as acute pain and chronic pain caused by cancer. However, their role in the management of chronic (non-cancer) pain is limited. Pharmaceutical opioids include naturally derived opioids (codeine,…

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Managing an Arthritis Flare

Managing an Arthritis Flare

  An arthritis flare is an episode of increased pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, swelling and tenderness. These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people’s mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Depending on the type…

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