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How am I supposed to exercise when I am in pain?

How am I supposed to exercise when I am in pain?

This is a very common concern and tough question. If you’re in pain, there are a number of things you will want to do, and usually exercise does not make that list.
Why do changes in the weather make my joint pain worse?

Why do changes in the weather make my joint pain worse?

People with low-grade inflammation in their body particularly inflammation in their joints, may feel stiffer or more achey in certain weather conditions. Research still hasn’t confirmed a definite cause-and-effect link between weather and joint pain.
What is the link between oral health and arthritis?

What is the link between oral health and arthritis?

Oral health and arthritis are closely linked, with periodontal disease acting as both a trigger for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and exacerbating its inflammation.
What is the difference between legal cannabis and the other one?

What is the difference between legal cannabis and the other one?

When people talk about cannabis, it falls into one of two categories: medicinal (legal) or recreational (not legal as at 2024).
What is the difference between a clinical exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?

What is the difference between a clinical exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist?

There is a difference between a clinical exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist, but there is a crossover, and both have unique benefits.
Discover the charms of the Whanganui Garden Amble

Discover the charms of the Whanganui Garden Amble

The Garden Amble invited visitors to embark on a self-guided tour that showcased the passion and diversity of the gardeners. From historical renovations to innovative greenhouses, each stop on the amble presented a distinct theme and gardening philosophy, reflecting the creativity and dedication of its caretakers.
Increasing gout education at Te Rā o te Raukura

Increasing gout education at Te Rā o te Raukura

Arthritis NZ had a stall at the 25th annual Te Rā o te Raukura (Te Rā) at Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt, Wellington on 27 January 2024.
Heat and humidity: Tips to cope if you have arthritis

Heat and humidity: Tips to cope if you have arthritis

For many people with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune conditions, soaring temperatures and high humidity levels can prompt symptom flare-ups, causing acute fatigue, increased joint pain, weakness, and difficulty thinking.
Arthritis Tips: Lifestyle and mindset advice from people with arthritis

Arthritis Tips: Lifestyle and mindset advice from people with arthritis

We have curated advice for people who are newly diagnosed or struggling with their arthritis. Here are tips to help with lifestyle adjustments and how to keep a positive mindset from our community of people who have arthritis.
COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases

COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases

COVID-19 advice for people with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases from Arthritis New Zealand and New Zealand Rheumatology Association.
Teens Camp 2024 – Engaging and empowering youth with arthritis

Teens Camp 2024 – Engaging and empowering youth with arthritis

The bonds formed during Teens Camp 2024 were visible from the get-go! Led by our enthusiastic teen leaders, participants dove headfirst into team-building activities, breaking the ice with laughter and shared experiences.
How long does a hip replacement last?

How long does a hip replacement last?

How long does a hip replacement last? Dr Simon Young, an orthopaedic surgeon, says a hip replacement should last as long as you do.

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