As part of Be Medicinewise Week, Australians are being urged to keep accurate lists of all our medications to avoid harmful interactions and overdoses.
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition that causes widespread pain in the muscles, especially around the shoulders, neck and hips.
Pain in your buttocks may be due to arthritis — here are the clues to look out for.
CreakyJoints Australia is supporting National Diabetes Week by highlighting the connections between diabetes and arthritis. There are more than you’d think.
The new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management shows musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis, are a leading cause of pain in Australia.
On 3 June 2019, the Broadening the Evidence report, commissioned by Bristol-Myers Squibb, was launched in Sydney before a group of patient advocates and other interested parties. This author was proud to attend as a representative of CreakyJoints Australia.
Whenever I struggle to explain the debilitating fatigue that comes with many chronic illnesses, I talk about spoons. Here’s why spoons can help you, too.
Who says you have to suffer to be beautiful?
OTs can help you live with less pain and disruption to your daily routine. Here are their tips for living better with arthritis.
It’s not surprising that you can feel arthritis in your feet: The disease predominantly affects your joints, and your foot contains more than 30 of them.
Tofacitinib (Xeljanx®) is now available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) for those diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.
On 1 March, 2019, ixekizumab (Taltz®), was added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) to give adults with severe psoriatic arthritis more treatment options. Previously, Australian adults had been able to access the medication, but at a cost of around...
Do you have foot problems with psoriatic arthritis? You can help shape research and future treatment strategies in this much needed area.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and heart disease might not seem like they have a lot in common, but there’s an important common denominator: inflammation. When you have a chronic inflammatory disease like RA, you tend to have higher levels of inflammation...
Did you know that of the 3.5 million Australians living with arthritis, almost 960,000 also live with a mental health condition?
In March 2019, Arthritis Australia launched their much anticipated National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis with the vision to provide freedom for all Australians from the burden of arthritis.
With the Federal election just days away, CreakyJoints Australia are supporting Arthritis Australia’s campaign to ask everyone to Speak Up for Arthritis and tell our politicians how they can best serve the needs of the four million Australians with arthritis.
Recently members of the CreakyJoints Australia (CJA) team had the privilege of attending the APLAR-ARA congress in Brisbane where we met with many industry professionals and attended several informative sessions.
Support groups are great places to meet others with similar health conditions or life challenges. They provide the opportunity to ask the questions you don’t really get to talk to your doctor about – especially the questions about how to live with your condition day in, day out.