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Arthritis Australia

Arthritis Australia is a charitable not-for-profit organisation and is the peak arthritis body in Australia. It is supported by affiliate offices in every state and territory.


To bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering.


  • to provide dignity, support and education for Australians suffering from arthritis and their carers
  • to radically restrict the rate of growth of arthritis in Australia
  • to be a leader in funding and advocating world class research
  • Arthritis Australia to be identified as the only independent, arthritis focused and patient driven national body.

Arthritis Australia

  • provides support and information to people with arthritis as well as their families and friends
  • promotes awareness of the challenges facing people with arthritis across the community, and to leaders in business, industry, and government
  • funds research into potential causes and possible cures as well as better ways to live with arthritis, and
  • aims to keep health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and community nurses informed.

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Last reviewed: April 2018

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At home with arthritis

When you have arthritis, joint pain and weakness can make normal activities around the home difficult

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Hands and arthritis

This sheet has been written for people whose hands are affected by arthritis. It provides general information about ways you can look after your hands and manage your symptoms. It also tells you where to find further information and advice.

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MyJointPain | Library

Exercising with osteoarthritis: getting started and other videos

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Juvenile dermatomyositis (children) | Arthritis Australia

What is juvenile dermatomyositis? Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare condition that causes inflammation of the skin and muscle. Inflammation is one of the body's protective responses to infection or injury, but in diseases such as JDM, uncontrolled inflammation can cause damage. Other parts of the body may also

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Sjgren's syndrome | Arthritis Australia

What is Sjgren's syndrome? Sjgren's syndrome is an autoimmune condition. The normal role of your body's immune system is to fight off infections and diseases to keep you healthy. In an autoimmune disease like Sjgren's syndrome, your immune system starts attacking your own healthy tissues. This results in abnormal

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Practical tips for JIA | Arthritis Australia

Here are some practical tips for managing at home, school, play and away. Be positive Shift focus away from what can't be done or is difficult to do. Encourage a 'can do' attitude. Get ready for change JIA can be marked by painful flare-ups. If this happens, current treatments might need to be reviewed, medications

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Familial Mediterranean fever (children) | Arthritis Australia

What is FMF? Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a disease that results in episodes of fever, abdominal pain, chest pain, joint pain and rashes. It is most common in people of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ancestry, but can occur in people of any ethnicity. What causes FMF? FMF is an inherited genetic disease,

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Chilblains / Perniosis (children) | Arthritis Australia

What are chilblains? Chilblains are an injury to the skin of the hands and feet (although they can occur elsewhere like nose, ears, buttocks) caused by cold temperatures. The other name for chilblains is perniosis. Chilblains tend to become less of a problem after adolescence. There are no long term effects. Symptoms

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Fatigue and arthritis | Arthritis Australia

What is fatigue? Fatigue is a feeling of both physical and mental tiredness. It is often described as exhaustion or a lack of energy, and can make everyday tasks seem impossible. Many people with arthritis experience fatigue, no matter what they have been doing or how much sleep they get. There are many possible causes

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Neck | Arthritis Australia

What is neck pain? Neck pain is pain that is felt in the upper part of the spine. It is sign that the joints, muscles or other parts of the neck are injured, strained or not working properly. Neck pain is very common, with about one in 10 people having it at any given time, but it is not usually a sign of arthritis or

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