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Useful links.
 
The following links are to a series of excellent websites to do with arthritis. They are provided by the following organizations. You can click directly on the logos below to visit the organization's home page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Section 1: Information about specific conditions.
 
Ankylosing Spondylitis.     From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK 
Fibromyalgia.                  From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK 
Gout.                             From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK 
Lupus (SLE).                   From Arthritis Australia    From Arthritis Research UK
Osteoarthritis.                 From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Polymyalgia Rheumatica.  From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Psoriatic Arthritis.             From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Reactive Arthritis.             From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Rheumatoid Arthritis.        From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Scleroderma.                   From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Sjogren's Syndrome.         From Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
 
This list is by no means exhaustive. Information about many other conditions and also about regional issues such as back pain can be accessed by linking to the relevant websites below where all conditions covered are listed: (click directly on the logo).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
       
 
Section 2: Information about medications.
 
The Australian Rheumatology Association (ARA) and Arthritis Australia have collaborated together to produce a series of excellent information sheets on rheumatology related medications. Arthritis Research UK also provide excellent information sheets.  Again, the selection below is not exhaustive. Links to the full set of medication information sheets are included below the selection of medications provided here. Trade names are included in brackets next to the proper name if the medication is commonly referred to by its trade name.
 
Aclasta.                                       From ARA/Arthritis Australia     No information sheet from Arthritis Research UK
Adalimumab (Humira).                   From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Allopurinol.                                   From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs).         From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Azathioprine.                                 From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Alendronate (Fosamax).                 From ARA/Arthritis Australia     No information sheet from Arthritis Research UK
Etanercept (Enbrel).                       From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil).       From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Infliximab (Remicade).                    From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Leflunomide (Arava).                      From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Methotrexate.                                From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Paracetamol.                                  From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Prednisone.                                    From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Rituximab (Mabthera).                    From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
Sulphasalazine (Salazopyrin).           From ARA/Arthritis Australia     From Arthritis Research UK
 
Click here for the complete list of ARA/Arthritis Australia medication information sheets. Click here for the complete list of Arthritis Research UK medication information sheets.
 
 
Section 3: Information about living with arthritis.
 
Many additional links to the few provided below cover some of the aspects of living with arthritis and the impact on daily life.
 
4.1. From Arthritis Australia:                                     4.2 From Arthritis Research UK:
 
Arthritis and emotions                                              Diet and arthritis
Dealing with pain                                                     Exercise and arthritis
Exercise and rheumatoid arthritis                               Fatigue and arthritis
Exercise and fibromyalgia                                          Pain and arthritis
Gout and diet                                                           Pregnancy and arthritis
Healthy eating and arthritis                                        Work and arthritis
Massage and arthritis                                                Footwear                                             
Physical activity                                                        Caring for a person with arthritis
Sex and Arthritis                                                       Complete list of topics here
 
 
 
 
                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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