What is arthritis?

  • Arthritis is a name for a large group of conditions affecting the joints.
  • These conditions cause damage to the joints, usually resulting in pain and stiffness
  • Many different parts of the joint can be affected by arthritis
  • Nearly every joint in the body can be affected

There are over 100 forms of arthritis, some of the most common are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)
  • Scleroderma

Booklets and information sheets about many types of arthritis and related issues are available at the AONT office, Shop 18 Rapid Creek Business Village, or ring Freecall: 1800 011 041 or (08) 8948 5232 for your free copies.

Information from Arthritis Australia

Many resources about arthritis, shown below, are available on the Arthritis Australia website https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/

Interactive websites

These can help you manage your arthritis:

  • Moving with Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Axial spondyloarthritis (including ankylosing spondylitis)
  • My Joint Pain
  • My Back Pain

Go to https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/get-support/our-websites-2/


Go to https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/get-support/resources/booklets/ to download all booklets.

Information sheets

Go to https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/get-support/resources/information-sheets/ to download information sheets

Information sheets are available in a number of different languages including: Indonesian, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese, Punjabi and more.


Watch videos on some types of inflammatory arthritis. Go to https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/get-support/resources/videos/