The chronic autoimmune disease lupus is very mysterious. It can impact anyone at any time (though it is most common in women of childbearing age). Its cause is unknown. And while lupus symptoms can vary in where they occur in...
To better understand Psoriatic Arthritis and how it might affect your life, Medicine X have created a new illustrated story Psoriatic Arthritis Xplained.
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.
Ever wish a podiatrist could take you shoe shopping? This is a close second
Scleroderma is a degenerative chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as an autoimmune rheumatic disease — and one of its key symptoms is arthritis.
Men’s Health Week was started in 1994 in the USA to increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The event has spread globally and it is now run in Australia from 10 to 16 June.
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.