Condition Information

The Condition Information Sheets posted below provide 'entry level' information on a range of conditions and management for people with arthritis.  The sheets were developed with the ARA, RACGP, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Australian Practice Nurses Association, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, Australian General Practice Network and consumers with funding support from the Australian Government. 

The current versions of the information sheets noted below are available via the Arthritis Australia website or at the following direct link.

Multicultural versions are available in the following languages: Chinese, Croatian, Greek, Italian, Korean, Macedonian, Persian, Spanish, Vietnamese.

Condition Specific

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Haemochromatosis and Haemochromatotic Arthritis
  • Juvenille Arthritis
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ross River Virus
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren Syndrome
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • What is arthritis

General Management

  • Arthritis and emotions
  • A to Z of arthritis
  • Dealing with pain
  • Exercise and RA
  • Exercise and fibromyalgia
  • Gout and diet
  • Healthy eating and arthritis
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Juvenile arthritis A Teachers Guide
  • Physical activity
  • Saving energy
  • Sex and Arthritis
  • Strength training
  • Tai Chi
  • Water Exercise

General Management JIA (juvenile idiopathic arthritis

  • Anterior knee pain
  • Chillblains
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis
  • Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF)
  • Good sleep habits
  • Growing pains (Benign nocturnal limb pains (BNLP))
  • Hypermobility syndromes
  • Juvenile dermatomysoitis (JDM)
  • Localised scleroderma
  • Sever's disease
  • Uveitis in Juvenile idiopathic arthritis


Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG)

The Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG) is a multidisciplinary collaboration of rheumatologists, immunologists, cardiologists and respiratory physicians around Australia with a special interest in improving the outcomes of patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), commonly known as scleroderma, and the related scleroderma variant, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD).

More information is available on our dedicated Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG) page.