Arthritis affects over four million Australians. For World Arthritis Day (October 12) we’re busting myths and sharing some of our best arthritis resources.
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.
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.
Arthritis patients disagree on whether ditching gluten has helped their joint pain. So, what does the research say about gluten, inflammation and arthritis?
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?
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?
Would you like to help design a new project to support Australians with musculoskeletal conditions who currently receive a Disability Support Pension?
Consumer-centred care is the new buzzword in health. Find out what it means and how you can advocate for better health policies, products and services.
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.
A Health Care Card from Centrelink can save a bundle for those with chronic conditions. But, how do you get one if you aren’t on a pension? There is a way.
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.