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About Arthritis

No form of arthritis is curable but all forms of arthritis are treatable. 

About Arthritis 

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 one hundred forms of arthritis.  

Don't Delay 

Arthritis is a serious condition. Some forms of arthritis can lead to serious and even life-threatening complications. 

The earlier you seek help the better.

It's vital that you receive an accurate diagnosis of your condition before seeking treatment.  Speak to your GP as soon as possible.

Osteoarthritis 

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It affects over 2.1 million Australians and is treatable.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

RA is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling in the joints. 1% of Australians live with RA.

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Gout

Gout is a common and very painful condition which occurs when small crystals from in joints.

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Juvenile Arthritis 

Around 6,000 Australian children live with a form of arthritis. The most common diagnosis is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes generalised pain, muscle stiffness and extreme  fatigue. It seems to caused by an over active pain system.

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Psoriatic Arthritis (PA)

Usually only people who have the skin disease psoriasis are affected by PA. But only 10 or 20% of people living with psoriasis will develop PA.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

AS mainly affects the spine. People with AS usually begin to experience symptoms between 15 and 45 years of age.

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