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, the most common including:

  • 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 Sheets can be downloaded from the Arthritis Australia website – .  Click on “Arthritis Information” for:

  • Different types of arthritis
  • Arthritis and different parts of the body
  • Medical management
  • General management
  • Complementary therapies and supplements and
  • other information

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