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Could you have arthritis? How to know

Arthritis affects more than half a million of us, and is the leading cause of disability in New Zealand. But ...

Green Prescriptions: Getting New Zealanders moving

The Green Prescription (GRx) support programme has been delivered nationwide since 1998 and has changed the lives ...

Nicola Wearne: Holding the torch for Arthritis NZ on Everest

You’ve read about Nicola Wearne before when we highlighted her Polar Marathon run. It seems that life has another ...

Arthritis New Zealand delighted to have Governor General accept Patronage

Peter Larmer, President of Arthritis New Zealand, was delighted to announce to the attendees at the organisation’s ...

There will still be Arthritis New Zealand support in Manawatu

 New Zealand generally has a shortage of rheumatologists. “Until recently Manawatu has been one of the better ...

Land-based Exercise Class volunteers in Christchurch

Arthritis New Zealand delivers 5 exercise classes in Christchurch each week. Up to 30 people attend each of these classes. The exercises are led by a physiotherapist under contract to Arthritis New Zealand, but each class is overseen by two trained volunteers.

Arthritis: Demand for treatment outstrips supply

“If the government is serious about addressing the needs of the hundreds of thousands of people with osteoarthritis, and reducing the pressure on joint replacement surgery they need to invest as much in early intervention and primary prevention programmes to achieve a long term dividend in the form of a reduced health burden.

12 things you probably didn’t know about gout

Gout is a form of arthritis – it’s the second most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. Gout is caused by too

Scleroderma: hard to say, harder to live with

Wednesday 29th June is World Scleroderma Day and Arthritis New Zealand, joins organisations around the world to ...

To young people with arthritis: Don’t give up on your dreams

Getting arthritis as a teenager changed his life forever, but James did not let it stop him from following his dream of a rugby career. He made his debut for Tasman Makos in 2012 and was then named in the Chiefs Super Rugby squad for 2014.

Arthritis treatment: Surgery numbers limping along

Arthritis treatment: Surgery numbers limping along

Ankylosing Spondylitis: it could surprise you

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) which is a form of arthritis can be difficult for anyone to pronounce correctly. ...

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