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Arthritis South Australia - we're here to help you

Welcome to Arthritis South Australia. We are a charitable organisation here to support you, whether you have arthritis and are in pain, have difficulty moving as well as you would like to, or if you want to help someone close to you who suffers from arthritis.

Arthritis South Australia is committed to improving the quality of life of people with arthritis and related conditions. They can be babies, because sadly even kids get arthritis too, through to the elderly. We are dedicated to reducing the social and economic burdens of arthritis. We do this by funding research, providing education and giving support. We also create awareness about arthritis and advocate on behalf of people with arthritis at all levels of government.

This website gives you information about some of the more common types of arthritis, provides information and tips to help you manage arthritis, showcases cutting edge research, offers details on courses that you can book into, ...and much more.

Arthritis South Australia is a member based organisation that relies upon both memberships and donations to fund its many activities. We hope you find the information here useful and we welcome feedback about how our website can best serve you. We also welcome donations.

Thank you!

Do you have outstanding communication skills, high drive and energy?

This is a rare oppurtunity to join our highly committed team.

The Manager Operations and Stakeholder Relations is responsible for the effective leadership, management and execution of stakeholder engagement and operational strategies. The position is responsible for revenue generation through stakeholder management and operational delivery.

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2018 TelethonSA

Congratulations to winners of the 2018 TelethonSA Rivergum Home and Land Lottery at Playford Alive: 

First Prize:  A John – Ticket No. 40654

Second Prize:  C Forster – Ticket No. 68887

Third Prize:  S Anderson – Ticket No. 155958

Book Buyer’s/Seller’s Prize: D Backhouse – Ticket No. 47201

Early Bird Prize:  M Parker – Ticket No. 155601

2018 Winter Warmers Lottery winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Winter Warmers Lottery winners!

1st Prize: B Clark - Ticket 9158 

2nd Prize: L Gormann - Ticket 1582 

3rd Prize: B Humm - Ticket 3302 

Book Buyers Prize: J Bowden - Ticket 517 

A big thank you to everyone who entered the lottery and supported Arthritis SA.

2018 Great Escape Lottery Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Great Esacpe Lottery Winners

1st Prize: J Abougit, ticket 6621

2nd Prize: J Schoell, ticket 2042

3rd Prize: J Malpas, ticket 823

Book Buyers Prize: R Kalisch, ticket 6843

We hope you enjoy your prizes!

Thank you to everyone who entered the lottery and supported the work Arthritis SA does to help the 1 in 4 South Australians living with arthritis. 

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Osteoarthritis; translating research into practice

The University of Adelaide recently held The Annual Florey Public Lecture, with Professor David Hunter - the world's leading expert in Osteoporosis - sharing his research on a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of OA. View a recording of his lecture by clicking on the read more button below. 

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Membership better than ever....

Membership of Arthritis SA is better than ever with one major health insurance fund in South Australia reimbursing many of its "extras" customers their total membership fees.

Arthritis SA recommends that each Arthritis SA member with health fund "extras" check with their funds to see if they can get their total Arthritis SA membership fee back.

That's just the start of the good news for Arthritis SA memberships, now due for renewal. New membership payment options of three and five years are being offered, in addition to the usual one year membership options, kept at $25 for concession card holders and $40 without a concession card. Concession card holders can now pay $65 for three years of membership or $100 for five years. Non-concession card holders can get three years of membership for $100 and five years for $120.

Membership is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to your self-management and knowledge about arthritis. Member benefits include:

3 copies of Arthritis SA's magazine annually

Free entry into Arthritis SA consumer courses and seminars

Free entry into support groups of choice

Discounts on products available at Arthritis SA or on the website's shop

Ready access to health educators


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Katrina makes the right moves, despite inflammatory arthritis

South Australian Katrina Smith has the world at her feet in October, defying a world of pain.

Despite suffering from inflammatory arthritis, Katrina, 22, competed with a team of 24 young women in one of Australia's biggest calisthenics competition, known as the Royal South Street Calisthenics Senior Championships, in Ballarat. Her team, Marden Calisthenics College, will be doing six routines over 12 hours, displaying prowess that won them the State Championships in August.

Yet just before last Christmas Katrina didn't feel she could even move, although she had been doing calisthenics since the age of four and classical ballet throughout much of her teen years. The Sturt Football Club Cheerleader was to discover she had inflammatory arthritis, the auto-immune conditon that causes swelling in her joints.

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Arthritis pain in adults

Arthritis pain & osteoarthritis

Arthritis pain & children

One in four South Australians suffers from arthritis