Areas of the body

Arthritis and musculoskeletal pain can affect many areas of the body:

Neck

Pain that is felt in the upper part of the spine is common and is rarely due to serious disease. Staying active will help you get better faster and prevent more problems.

Download the information sheet Neck Pain

Shoulders

Pain that is felt in the shoulder area, at the top of the arm, is common and is rarely due to serious disease. Staying active will help you get better faster and prevent more problems.

Download the information sheet Shoulder Pain

Back

Pain that is felt in the lower part of the spine is common but is rarely due to serious disease. Staying active will help you get better faster and prevent more problems.

Download the information sheet Lower Back Pain

Wrists & hands

Any joint in your fingers, thumbs, knuckles and wrists can be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect your hands and cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Find out about aids and equipment that can make everyday tasks easier. Learn ways to protect your hands and manage your symptoms.

Download the information sheet Hands & Arthritis

Hips

Hips are common places to develop arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. There are many treatments for osteoarthritis of the hip that may be helpful such as weight loss, exercise, medicines, aids or supports, heat and cold and many others.

Download the information sheet Tips for OA of the Hip and Knee

Knees

Knees are common places to develop arthritis, especially osteoarthritis. There are many treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee that may be helpful such as weight loss, exercise, medicines, aids or supports, heat and cold and many others.

Download the information sheet Tips for OA of the Hip and Knee

Ankles & feet

Any joint in your ankles, feet and toes can be affected by arthritis. Many different types of arthritis can affect the feet and cause joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Find out about aids and equipment that can make everyday tasks easier. Learn ways to protect your hands and manage your symptoms.

Download the information sheet Feet & Arthritis

Source and credit: Arthritis Australia