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A range of information and support services to help you understand and manage your condition. Services include self-management courses, community programs, education seminars, exercise classes, children with arthritis and more. If any organisation is running any programmes do let us know via email

Here are some steps to help you live with arthritis

Arthritis funds research and advocates to improve care, management, support and quality-of-life for people with arthritis.
Children and arthritis
Living with arthritis and rheumatic conditions can be challenging for children or young person affected, also for their families and friends it can affect joints, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Steps for living well with arthritis
Taking an active role in understanding and treating your conditions, you will experience less pain and stay active.
Know your disease
Spend the time to understand what type of arthritis you have and then discover the best ways to improve your condition. Many people with arthritis say that learning about their arthritis and what they can do about it gives them back a feeling of control over their lives and their health.
See your doctor
Because arthritis can get worse if left untreated, you need to see your doctor as early as possible to get a proper diagnosis.
Healthcare team for help
Working closely with your healthcare team which include a variety of healthcare specialists, such as doctors, pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists.

Treatment options

Work with your healthcare team to find a combination of treatments that best suits your type of arthritis, the joints affected, the amount of pain or other symptoms you experience and your lifestyle.

Ways to stay active
Regular exercise is one of the most effective treatments for arthritis. It also helps to improve your overall health.
Techniques to help manage your pain
There are many techniques you can use to cope with pain so you can go on living your life the way you want to. What works for one person may not work for another, so you may have to try different techniques until you find what works best for you.
Find support
There are many people who can help you deal with the arthritis, including family and friends, counsellors or psychologists, don’t try to do it alone, get help.
Food matters.
There are many myths about food and arthritis. Do your research to cure arthritis and there is very little scientific evidence that specific foods have an effect on arthritis.
Life Balance
When you have arthritis, you need to find the right balance between work, activity and rest.