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.

Sport: Injuries and Joint Health

Did you know that sports injuries can lead to osteoarthritis later in life. Everyone who plays sport should be aware of this and act on it. Read our brochure to find out what you can do to help prevent this happening.

Sport injuries and joint health

Assistance and 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 – to find them click on https://arthritisaustralia.com.au/get-support/our-websites-2/

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


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/