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01 Nov 2019... This sheet has been written for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis. It provides general information to help you understand how you may be affected and what you can do to manage it. It also tells you where to find further information and advice.
01 Dec 2017... General information on the use of complementary therapies for arthritis including acupuncture and herbal medicines. It also includes a summary of current research evidence regarding these therapies and tips for their safe use.
This sheet has been written for people affected by gout. It provides general information to help you understand gout and how to manage it. This sheet also covers ways to try to prevent gout and where to find more information.
01 Feb 2016... Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). This information sheet has been produced by the Australian Rheumatology Association to help you understand what paracetamol is and how it is used for the relief of arthritis pain.
01 Jan 2017... 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.
01 Dec 2017... 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 tension. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic). The fact sheet provides information about benefits, side effects and precautions.
This sheet has been written for people with gout. It provides general information about the link between diet and gout, and where to go for further information and advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
01 Dec 2017... This sheet has been written to address some common myths about food and arthritis. It provides general information about healthy eating and where to go for further information and advice. It does not provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
01 Oct 2020... Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are long-term conditions where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues such as the joints and skin. This causes inflammation, leading to symptoms such as joint pain and swelling. Use this action plan to discuss methotrexate with your rheumatologist and plan the best way to take your medicine.
01 Oct 2020... Taking a biological or targeted medicine has helped you to control your rheumatoid arthritis. This guide can help you decide whether to reduce or continue taking the same amount of your medicine and what questions to ask your rheumatologist.
01 Sep 2020... This factsheet provides tips on how to keep yourself healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic if you have rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis.
01 Dec 2017... General information about the use of fish oil supplements as a treatment for arthritis including benefits from taking fish oils, how much to take and where to find more information.
01 Dec 2017... 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.
01 Nov 2020... Living with inflammatory arthritis can be unpredictable. Even with treatment, there may be times when your symptoms flare. Use this action plan to discuss and plan the best way to manage flares with your rheumatology team. This action plan is for people with inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondylitis (also called axial spondyloarthritis).
This sheet has been written for people with arthritis to provide general information about exercise. It also includes guidelines as to what types and how much exercise to do and general safety tips. This sheet does not provide individual exercises or specific advice for each type of arthritis.
01 Dec 2017... 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.
01 Dec 2017... 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.
01 Feb 2018... General information on osteoarthritis, 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.
01 Dec 2017... 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. It also covers what can be done to manage rheumatoid arthritis and where to go for further information.
01 Dec 2017... 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.
01 Apr 2017... 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.
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