Living with arthritis 

Arthritis impacts Queenslanders of all ages and from all walks of life. As well as the physical impacts of living with a chronic condition, the emotional and financial challenges can be huge. Everyone's experience is different and everyone's victories are unique. 

While none of the many forms of arthritis are currently curable, there are effective treatments for every form of arthritis. There is hope.

One Step at a Time

Suzanne was diagnosed with seronegative inflammatory polyarthritis in February 2022. 
"I have learnt to take each day as it comes. Try to progress forward small amounts when you feel brave – and hopefully you'll do the impossible one day too!”
Millie’s journey started in October 2015 when she was only 17 months old. One day her mum noticed she was limping...
 "I can be a bit of a stubborn person, and find it difficult to ask for help, but I have had to learn that sometimes, I do need to do just that, and that is ok.”
 "There is not one aspect of my life that hasn't changed since being diagnosed, but I am still told the all too familiar line “It’s only arthritis, toughen up”

Would you like to share your story?

Sometimes living with a chronic illness can make you feel incredibly alone. We think that sharing stories is a wonderful way to help people living with arthritis see that there is hope and that people care and understand.

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You can make a difference by supporting the work of Arthritis Queensland. Arthritis Queensland is 95% community funded. We rely on our generous donors and volunteers to ensure that we can continue to provide solutions and support to adults and children living with the pain of arthritis.