About Arthritis

Everyone’s experience of arthritis is different. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis and it can take a long time to reach an accurate diagnosis.

Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with arthritis or have been living with it for some time, this is where you’ll find information about arthritis, tips for living well every day, and stories from others you share the journey.

Please note that this website does not replace the advice of your doctor or medical professional.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a term used for more than 100 conditions that affect the joints. Pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms.  Read More

Forms of Arthritis

The three most prevalent forms of arthritis in New Zealand are osteoarthritis, gout arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Learning about which form of arthritis you have will help you manage your condition better.  Read More

Arthritis and COVID-19

Arthritis and COVID-19 – What you need to know.  Read More

Living Well with Arthritis

Living well with arthritis can seem like a hard-to-reach goal, especially when you are first diagnosed. You may feel discouraged and wonder how you will manage living with pain every day.  Read More

Nutrition and Arthritis

Healthy eating and physical activity are both important for the overall health and wellbeing of a person, especially for someone managing arthritis.  Read More

Arthritis and Exercise

Regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do to manage your arthritis and improve your quality of life. Exercise will reduce pain, keep you moving, restore flexibility and protect your joints against further damage.  Read More

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