COVID-19 testing has become a part of life across much of Australia over recent months. To help stop the spread of this deadly virus, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should get tested.
Held virtually, the 2020 medical meeting from the European League Against Rheumatism shared important medical breakthroughs and updates about managing rheumatic conditions.
Not sure how to manage your inflammatory arthritis during COVID-19? In this video, rheumatologist, Professor Paul Bird answers many common questions from patients.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns, patients are delaying seeking the care they need to manage chronic conditions or to address new symptoms.
Michael Kuluva, a Fashion Designer with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Just Created an Entire Handmade Collection All by Himself for a Virtual Fashion Show
Michael Kuluva has been using his fashion line Tumbler & Tipsy to raise awareness for arthritis and chronic illness for years — and he knew he had to find a COVID-friendly way to keep it going.
Important Information From the Australian Rheumatology Association About COVID-19 – Updated 12 August 2020
If you are living with rheumatoid or other inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases, please take a moment to read this important information from the Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) regarding COVID-19.
Without opioids, my life is sedentary. By taking my opioids away, my pain management doctor is increasing my risk of obesity, heart disease and disability. Not to mention severe, daily pain.
Think exercise is a pain in the butt? Not these. Try these moves to help relieve pain in your buttocks, lower back and hips.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you practice being in the present in order to cultivate emotional and psychological well-being.
It can be a big adjustment to give yourself injections. These tips can make the process less scary.
What should you do if you can’t access Plaquenil? Are you at risk of COVID-19 exposure if you have a biologic infusion in a hospital? We’ve got the answers you’ve been seeking.
Do you regularly attend face-to-face health appointments such as medication reviews, physiotherapy and blood tests? Should you still go during the lockdown?
If you have arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis or any other musculoskeletal condition or if you care for someone that does, Musculoskeletal Australia wants to hear from you.
Are you an Australian with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis?
Rheumatologists around the world are gathering data about how best to treat people with rheumatic disease during COVID-19. Here’s how you can help today.
CreakyJoints Australia would like to support our parent organisation, the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), and our sister organisation, CreakyJoints, (both based in the US) in calling out racism in all its forms — especially in relation to healthcare.
Australians on disability benefits receive little support to help them resume former activities. Janine Monty shares how a new project aims to change that.
Would you like to help design a new project to support Australians with musculoskeletal conditions who currently receive a Disability Support Pension?
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgement. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
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.