“I was sad hearing she lived with this condition at such a young age. Up until meeting her, I didn’t know that arthritis really affected younger people,” says John. “I really wasn’t aware how prevalent arthritis was.” Read Shanneen’s story here Read more
Russell says that the biggest challenge is the uncertainty of arthritis. “It doesn’t give you warnings when things are going to go wrong. You can be right in the middle of planning something beautifully – and suddenly, more surgery is required and more recovery time needed. And each time there is a recovery, there is a little bit less you can do than last time.” Read about Russell’s and Kerrel’s story about fighting arthritis. Read more
There has been countless times my mother has been in tears watching her son try to get around. I think my parents were just as confused as I was about the disease – why me? How did I get it? I’m too young? Kyle is 25 years old and has arthritis. Read his story here. Read more
“I knew in my gut that something was wrong but when I went back to the Doctor with Zoe screaming each time he touched her, he said she was fine, that she just had the flu and if she wasn’t walking or crawling again within a month I should go back and see him.” Zoe is 4 years old and has juvenile arthritis. Read her story here. Read more
Arthritis NSW is delighted to be supporting ‘RA: Joint the Fight’, a worldwide initiative that aims to raise awareness and increase understanding of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you have rheumatoid arthritis you can participate in the ‘RA: Join the Fight’read more..
Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become weakened and break more easily than normal bone. One in three people over the age of sixty will suffer a fracture due to osteoporosis. There are usually no signs or symptoms of osteoporosisread more..
Your invitation to a free community seminar Arthritis can be a debilitating condition, however, with the right knowledge and application, we can create change. If you, or a loved one, are suffering from Arthritis, join us for a free communityread more..
Arthritis, covering a range of conditions with varying symptoms, can easily dominate your health concerns. However, as we age other health issues can arise. Here are some of the common health considerations for older adults. Avoid falls The risk ofread more..
Physiotherapist Anna-Louise Bouvier is an Arthritis NSW Ambassador. As well as being the Today Shows Feel Good Physio, she is the creator of Physiocise, a system of classes for bad backs and wobbly bodies which has taught thousands of peopleread more..
Super-tight jar lids and fiddly food and drink packages are driving many people, not just those with arthritis, around the twist. Screw tops that need excess muscle strength, ring-pulls on cans, water bottle caps and mini-milk containers, sugar and jamread more..