Topic "Bones Muscles And Joints" in Chinese (traditional) - total 15 documentsTitle: Complementary Therapies
Summary: General information on the use of complementary therapies for arthritis; including acupunture and herbal medicines. It also includes a summary of current research evidence regarding these therapies and tips for their safe use.
Title: Dealing with Pain
Summary: Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis. This sheet provides information on the pain cycle and techniques for pain management.
Title: Emergency Department - Acute Low Back Pain Patient Factsheets
Summary: Understanding low back pain
Title: Fish oils
Summary: General information about the use of fish oil supplements as a treatment for arthritis. It includes information about who may benefit from taking fish oils, how much to take and where to find more information.
Title: Glucosamine and chondroitin
Summary: This sheet provides general information about glucosamine and chondroitin for people with arthritis, including information about the effectiveness of these supplements, current research and the possible risks.
Title: Good news about bad backs
Summary: Information about back pain including prevention and treatment.
Title: Medicines and Arthritis
Summary: General information about the main types of medicines used for people with arthritis. It also gives tips on the safe use of medicines and where to go for further information. This sheet does not cover the full range of possible side effects for each medicine, which should be discussed further with a doctor or pharmacist.
Summary: Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat certain childhood rheumatic conditions, including juvenile arthritis (JIA), lupus (also known as SLE), uveitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Methotrexate is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that reduces damage from inflammation.
Title: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Summary: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines commonly used to treat painful swollen joints. They are not steroids but are effective in reducing pain and stiffness. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic)
Summary: General information on osteoarthritis, its affects, how it can be managed, and where to find further information and advice. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles.
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Summary: General information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. It includes information on symptoms, diagnosis and why early treatment with a rheumatologist is important. This sheet also covers what can be done to manage rheumatoid arthritis and where to go for further information.
Title: Total Knee Replacement
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total Knee replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.
Title: Understanding Parkinson's Disease
Summary: Bilingual resource explaining what Parkinson's Disease is and how it affects people as their brain levels of Dopamine decrease. Information on support services that are available for people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers.
Title: What is Arthritis?
Summary: A general description of arthritis, common symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what can be done to manage it. The most common forms of Arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.
Title: Working with your healthcare team
Summary: There is a range of healthcare professionals who help manage arthritis, and this sheet outlines what each member of the healthcare team does and how to find them. It also includes tips on being prepared for and getting the most from a visit to a health professional.
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