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What is nociplastic pain and how does it affect people with Fibromyalgia?

What is nociplastic pain and how does it affect people with Fibromyalgia?

Nociplastic pain is understood to be caused by heightened central nervous system (CNS) symptoms (such as fatigue, sleep, memory and mood problems), increased sensory processing and altered pain modulation (the process of changes to the pain signals along the pain pathway in the body).
Teens Camp 2023

Teens Camp 2023

The 2023 Teens Camp is taking place at Waikanae beach, Kapiti Coast from 27 to 29 January 2023.
Well-respected rheumatologist Dr Guy Taylor retires

Well-respected rheumatologist Dr Guy Taylor retires

Long-serving and well-respected Whanganui Rheumatologist Dr Guy Taylor has retired from private and public practice at the Whanganui Hospital after 28 years of providing medical care for the community.
Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds and awareness for Osteoarthritis

Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise funds and awareness for Osteoarthritis

Justin Hill has embarked on a running ultra from Cape Reinga to Bluff to raise awareness for Osteoarthritis and fundraise for us as he goes.
Tips for decreasing your chance of nausea with Methotrexate

Tips for decreasing your chance of nausea with Methotrexate

A common side effect of methotrexate is nausea or feeling unwell or tired. Call your doctor if you are having trouble managing your side effects.
NZIER Report: Evidence for non-surgical, non-pharmacologic models of care in hip and knee osteoarthritis

NZIER Report: Evidence for non-surgical, non-pharmacologic models of care in hip and knee osteoarthritis

Evidence for non-surgical, non-pharmacologic models of care in hip and knee osteoarthritis. Presentation by Philip Kearney, CE, at the New Zealand Osteoarthritis Summit 2022.
Why is Osteoarthritis more common in females? 

Why is Osteoarthritis more common in females? 

More research needs to be done to better understand the difference between men and women with Osteoarthritis (OA). While there is no simple answer, several factors contribute to the disparity between the sexes, including life expectancy, hormones, joint shape (anatomy), body weight and genetics.
New Zealand Osteoarthritis Summit 2022 | Taumata Kaikōiwi Aotearoa

New Zealand Osteoarthritis Summit 2022 | Taumata Kaikōiwi Aotearoa

To co-create via active partnerships a National Model of Care for OA, and to develop a list of national priorities in OA research and innovative health delivery.
What do David Seymour and Marama Davidson have in common?

What do David Seymour and Marama Davidson have in common?

What do Marama Davidson (Green Party Co-leader) and David Seymour (ACT Party Leader) have in common? They both care about people with arthritis...
Gout Arthritis Talk at Silver Fern Farms

Gout Arthritis Talk at Silver Fern Farms

Arthritis NZ gave a Gout Arthritis talk to employees of Silver Fern Farms in Hawera, South Taranaki on Wednesday 31st August.
Can illness trigger arthritis flare-ups?

Can illness trigger arthritis flare-ups?

There is usually a trigger for a flare, and different types of arthritis have different triggers. Respiratory infections like a cold, flu, or COVID-19 are a trigger for autoimmune conditions.
How do I get a mobility parking permit?

How do I get a mobility parking permit?

You may be eligible for a mobility parking permit. Like a lot of services that help you to manage your arthritis, your GP is the gateway.

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