Arthritis Insights


Tips for reducing your risk of developing arthritis, or for managing your condition to live your best life with arthritis


Whether you have been diagnosed with arthritis or are looking for ways to reduce your risk of developing arthritis, HAPPY reminds us of the key actions we can take.

Maintaining a Healthy weight; being physically Active; Protecting your joints; forming Positive health habits; and working with Your healthcare team gives us the best chance to live well with arthritis!


Living With Arthritis

More articles and information to help you learn about your arthritis and look after your overall health if you have been diagnosed with arthritis. 

Managing Multiple Types of Arthritis

It is not uncommon for someone living with arthritis to be diagnosed with more than one arthritic condition

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Hip Arthritis

Almost every type of arthritis can impact the hip and cause pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation.


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A Real Pain in the Foot

Foot pain has a major impact on people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis.


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Demystifying Foot Pain

What are the different causes of foot pain?


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Hands and Arthritis

The 29 joints that make up our hands are common sites for arthritis.

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Understanding Back Pain

Your spine is one of the hardest working parts of your body.

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Managing Arthritis Pain in the Foot

Your feet provide the foundation for your body to stand upon, therefore looking after them is very important.

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What Causes Arthritis Pain?

Here’s a look inside the pain process, and how the type of pain you have determines its treatment.

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Arthritis & Mental Health Connection

Arthritis can impact your mental health. Your mental health can impact your arthritis. 

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Chronic Disease & Mental Health

Over 1/4 of people living with arthritis have a mental health condition..

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Support for Mental Wellbeing

Arthritis is a chronic health condition that affects not only our physical health, but also our mental wellbeing.

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Arthritis and Emotions

Having a chronic disease like arthritis can bring an array of feelings and emotions. 

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The psychological effects of RA

Psychiatrist Prof. Ian Hickie discusses some of the common emotional impacts associated with RA

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Women's Health

Many forms of arthritis are much more common in women than in men.


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Arthritis and Pregnancy

With proper planning and medical care, most people with arthritis can have safe, successful pregnancies.

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Your Questions about Gout Answered

Gout is one of the most treatable forms of arthritis.


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News & Updates 2021

A couple of updates have come into effect which may be of interest to, or impact those living with arthritis

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Osteoporosis & Inflammatory Arthritis

Osteoporosis is the condition of weakening bones and increases our risk of fractures.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Arthritis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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Diabetes and Arthritis

In this article, we are exploring diabetes as one condition that can have links or similarities with arthritis.

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Vasculitis and Arthritis

Vasculitis in an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of blood vessels.

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Arthritis & Genetics, Is There a Link?

 It is very likely that genes play a part of developing some types of arthritis.

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3 Simple Tips to Manage Your Osteoporosis

Follow these 3 simple tips to look after your bones.

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Men Get Arthritis Too 

Aussie men experience different health outcomes to Australian women.

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National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month - a month to recognise and commit to building a safe and healthy workplace for all.

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Link Between Arthritis & Prolonged Sitting

Work can pose many challenges when you are living with arthritis.

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Complementary Therapies & Arthritis

With proper planning and medical care, most people with arthritis can have safe, successful pregnancies.

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Chronic Pain In Australia

A new report from AIHW finds that 1 in 5 Australians over the age of 45 live with chronic pain.

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Live Smarter with Arthritis

Arthritis can affect many joints within the body, decreasing the ability to bend and move well.

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2021 Census Data

A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics using the 2021 Census dataset finds...

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Diagnosing the Different Types of Arthritis

There are many different reasons why your joints may be sore.

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Hand Arthritis - Who Can Help?

The hands are a common site for arthritis. It can make our every day activities very difficult.

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Looking After Social & Emotional Wellbeing

Living with arthritis, dealing with a flare or feeling anxious about your symptoms can cause distress.

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Non-Inflammatory & Inflammatory Arthritis

There are over 100 conditions grouped under the umbrella term 'arthritis'.

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Preparing for Surgery

Once you have made an informed decision to have an operation for your arthritis, don’t put it off.

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Arthritis in Queensland

Learn about diagnosing arthritis, managing your arthritis and how Arthritis QLD can help

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