Choose a type of arthritis below to find more info. Some include free eLearning resources.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but occurs most often in the knees, hips, finger joints and big toe.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints.
RA usually affects smaller joints, such as the joints in the hands and feet. However larger joints such as the hips and knees and also be affected.
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a condition that mainly affects the spine.
The joints of the neck, back and pelvis become inflamed, causing pain and stiffness.
Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints.
Usually only people who have a skin disease called psoriasis are affected by psoriatic arthritis.
Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) refers to all types of arthritis that affect young people less than 16 years of age.
The word ‘scleroderma’ means ‘hard skin’.
Scleroderma affects the connective tissues of the body (tissues that hold together joints, muscles, blood vessels and internal organs).
- Haemochromatotic Arthritis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Reactive Arthritis
- Ross River Virus & Barmah Forest Virus
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)