The word ‘arthritis’ means literally ‘inflammation of the joint’.  It is an umbrella term which covers a multitude of musculoskeletal conditions which affect the joints, the muscles and the connective tissues of the body. There are over a hundred musculoskeletal conditions.  The most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

It is vital that you receive an accurate diagnosis of your condition before seeking treatment.  Call the free infoline on 1800 011 041 to speak to one of our trained health educators for advice on diagnosis and treatment options. Arthritis Queensland also provides a range of free booklets that will help you learn more about how to manage your condition.

For more information on how to download these free booklets, click here.

There are over 100 conditions that are classed as ‘arthritis’. Diagnosis and treatments differ for each condition.

Click on the images below to learn more about these common types of arthritis:

GoutOsteoarthritisRheumatoid ArthritisJuvenile Arthritis

Other Types of Arthritis

Psoriatic ArthritisAnkylosing SpondylitisFibromyalgia

Arthritis Booklets and Information Sheets

We also provide  information sheets and  booklets on other types of arthritis, as well as other topics related to management of the conditions.

Manage Your Arthritis

Learn about how to manage your arthritis here.