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Mental health suffers under chronic pain, fatigue and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis

Mental health suffers under chronic pain, fatigue and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis

Low self-esteem, depression and anxiety are the mental health problems that many people living with pain, fatigue ...
It’s just arthritis – so what?

It’s just arthritis – so what?

It’s a common enough reaction – so what? Isn’t it just old people that get arthritis? There are some quick and devastating counters to this...
Staying fit and healthy despite ankylosing spondylitis

Staying fit and healthy despite ankylosing spondylitis

Amy Milne is a fit, social, energetic, and healthy 38-year-old woman when her autoimmune disease allows. When it ...
Osteoarthritis – is New Zealand neglecting our ageing population?

Osteoarthritis – is New Zealand neglecting our ageing population?

It’s not just the elephant in the room - it’s a herd of elephants on the rampage. Osteoarthritis is a severe health issue that is only going to get worse.
A word from Philip – September 2019

A word from Philip – September 2019

A word from Philip Kearney, Arthritis New Zealand Chief Executive. In the September 2019 issue of Joint Support, Philip updates us on work in progress.
What does it mean for Māori to have osteoarthritis?

What does it mean for Māori to have osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a significant burden on a person and is the most common form of arthritis in New Zealand. There are about 35,000 Māori adults that have OA.
Government lobbying for arthritis

Government lobbying for arthritis

Arthritis New Zealand wants government to formulate a national strategy and model of care for the management and treatment of arthritis.
Challenges for Mum with arthritis

Challenges for Mum with arthritis

Anna Mortlock is like any 37-year-old Mum who has to cope with being a Mum to a six-month-old baby. But her journey

Adventures as motivation

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.
Are people with osteoarthritis in New Zealand being shortchanged?

Are people with osteoarthritis in New Zealand being shortchanged?

Are people with osteoarthritis in New Zealand being shortchanged?
Cycle Forward into spring to help your arthritis

Cycle Forward into spring to help your arthritis

Registrations are open for the next intake of the Cycle Forward programme, which aims to encourage people with ...

Winter love

A significant time in my life was when I was studying Photography. I was in my early twenties, and at that time, I didn’t openly talk about having RA.

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