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Joint diseases

A joint is where two bones meet, like at the knee or shoulder. Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position.
Inflammation (arthritis) and swelling (bursitis, fluid on a joint) are signs of damage. They can be painful, reducing movement and may require drug treatment or surgery. Follow the links below to find trusted information about joint diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Osteoarthritis - Lab Tests Online AU

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease caused by wear and tear of the joint cartilage and the formation of new bone (bone spurs) at the edges of the joints. The cartilage of the affected joint wears down until there is none left and the opposing bones rub together. The joints most commonly affected are those of the hips, knees, fingers, big toe and spine. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include age, female sex, obesity and joint injury.

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Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Victoria) - MOVE

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria) is a national charity dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with, or at risk of developing, muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Read more on MOVE muscle, bone & joint health website

Salazopyrin Tablets - myDr.com.au

Salazopyrin Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Pyralin EN Tablets - myDr.com.au

Pyralin EN Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Gout | Better Health Channel

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Arthritis, anxiety and depression

Up to two-thirds of people with arthritis say their condition has affected them emotionally. With careful management, symptoms of anxiety and depression can be treated along with those of arthritis.

Read more on beyondblue website

Joint hypermobility syndrome

Children and adolescents with “joint hypermobility” have joints which move beyond the normal limits. Many famous gymnasts, musicians, trapeze artists and dancers have been able to achieve fame due to the flexibility of their joints.

Read more on Sydney Children's Hospitals Network website

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Victoria) - MOVE

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria) is a national charity dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with, or at risk of developing, muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Read more on MOVE muscle, bone & joint health website

Reactive Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Victoria) - MOVE

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria) is a national charity dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with, or at risk of developing, muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Read more on MOVE muscle, bone & joint health website

Feet and Arthritis (formerly Arthritis Victoria) - MOVE

MOVE muscle, bone & joint health (formerly Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria) is a national charity dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with, or at risk of developing, muscle, bone and joint conditions.

Read more on MOVE muscle, bone & joint health website

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