Podiatry for Arthritis

Podiatry for Arthritis

Like any joint in the body our feet, ankles and toes can all be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect these area’s and cause pain, swelling and stiffness. These symptoms can also make standing and walking…

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Healthy Eating: Food and Diet for Arthritis

Healthy Eating: Food and Diet for Arthritis

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important for preventing or managing arthritis. It is common for people to wonder if there is a specific diet that should be followed or foods to avoid with arthritis. The good news is that when…

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Fasting: can it help with arthritis symptoms?

Fasting: can it help with arthritis symptoms?

It may seem extreme and perhaps a little unpalatable to many, but a growing body of scientific research suggests that fasting can have a variety of health benefits. These include the prevention of heart disease and diabetes, and also the…

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Easy food swaps

Easy food swaps

Weight management is one of the key elements to living well with arthritis. A simple way to improve your diet but not give up your favourite meals is to try some healthy food swaps. Making small changes is the easiest…

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2022 Australian Burden of Disease Study

2022 Australian Burden of Disease Study

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare identifies ‘back pain’ was one of the top 5 specific diseases causing ‘burden’ in 2022. The other top 5 specific diseases included coronary heart disease, dementia, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease),…

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Joint-friendly tips for Christmas decorating

Joint-friendly tips for Christmas decorating

The festive season is here and can be a busy time of the year cooking, shopping, gathering with family and friends, but most of all, decorating for the holidays. If you live with a chronic condition, such as arthritis, it…

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Arthritis and Exercises for the Spine

Arthritis and Exercises for the Spine

Q: I have arthritis in my spine. Other than pain, I can often feel stiff and have trouble bending down to the floor from a standing position or taking a deep breath. Do you know any good exercises to help…

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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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