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We know that people from all walks of life are affected by arthritis or related conditions, from babies through to the elderly. No matter your age, we are here for you, and committed to improving your quality of life and helping better manage your pain.
Through our education programs, support services, complementary therapies and research, we aim to reduce the social and economic burdens of arthritis. We also raise awareness about arthritis and advocate at all levels of government.
Support people living with arthritis
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What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a name for a group of conditions affecting the joints. It can affect many different parts of the joint and nearly every joint in the body. In Australia, one in seven people have arthritis.
Anyone can get arthritis, including children and young people. Many people think arthritis is a normal part of getting older, but in fact, two out of every three people with arthritis are between 15 and 60 years old. Arthritis can affect people from all backgrounds, ages and lifestyles.
Living with arthritis
When you have arthritis, joint pain and weakness can make normal activities difficult. You might find some tasks cause pain or strain, and other activities become almost impossible. Although arthritis can be difficult to live with, there are some simple measures that can help you manage your symptoms and live a full life.
Improving diagnosis and care for children with arthritis
The Hospital Research Foundation Group is pleased to be supporting two new projects focused on improving diagnosis and care for children with rheumatic diseases.
Do you find it hard to grip or hold things in daily life?
Do you find it hard to grip or hold things in daily life? We have a new project called ‘Life Hacks’ showing tips, tools, tricks, and other ways to make things easier.
Arthritis Australia launch new website for people living with axial spondyloarthritis
Arthritis Australia are launching MyAS, a comprehensive online resource to help people with axial spondyloarthritis.