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Bones muscles and joints25 resources in total. To see which languages this resource is available in, click on its title.
Title: Ankylosing spondylitis: Information sheet
Summary: This sheet has been written for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis. It provides general information to help you understand how you may be affected and what you can do to manage it. It also tells you where to find further information and advice.
Title: Calcium consumer guide
Summary: This guide covers calcium and your bones, calcium requirements at different stages of life, the calcium content of some foods, tips for getting more calcium, how calcium is absorbed, supplements and their side effects and osteoporosis.
Title: Complementary therapies
Summary: General information on the use of complementary therapies for arthritis; including acupunture and herbal medicines. It also includes a summary of current research evidence regarding these therapies and tips for their safe use.
Title: Dealing with pain
Summary: Living with pain can be one of the hardest parts of having arthritis. This sheet provides information on the pain cycle and techniques for pain management.
Title: Emergency Department - acute low back pain patient fact sheets
Summary: Understanding low back pain
Title: Emergency Department - anterior shoulder dislocation patient fact sheets
Summary: Understanding shoulder dislocations
Title: Exercise consumer guide
Summary: Regular physical activity and exercise plays an important role in maintaining healthy bones. This resource provides information on exercise and bone health, the effect of exercise throughout life, the right kind of exercise for bone health and preventing falls.
Title: Fish oils for arthritis
Summary: General information about the use of fish oil supplements as a treatment for arthritis. It includes information about who may benefit from taking fish oils, how much to take and where to find more information.
Title: Glucosamine and chondroitin
Summary: This sheet provides general information about glucosamine and chondroitin for people with arthritis, including information about the effectiveness of these supplements, current research and the possible risks.
Title: Gout: Information sheet
Summary: This sheet has been written for people affected by gout. It provides general information to help you understand gout and how to manage it. This sheet also covers ways to try to prevent gout and where to find more information.
Title: Gout and diet: Information sheet
Summary: This sheet has been written for people with gout. It provides general information about the link between diet and gout, and where to go for further information and advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
Title: Healthy eating and arthritis
Summary: This sheet has been written to address some common myths about food and arthritis. It provides general information about healthy eating and where to go for further information and advice. It does not provide specific advice for people with other medical conditions or food intolerances.
Title: Medicines and Arthritis
Summary: General information about the main types of medicines used for people with arthritis. It also gives tips on the safe use of medicines and where to go for further information. This sheet does not cover the full range of possible side effects for each medicine, which should be discussed further with a doctor or pharmacist.
Title: Medicines consumer guide
Summary: A guide to medicines generally prescribed for osteoporosis, including: Bisphosphonates, Denosumab, Strontium ranelate, Selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMS), Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and Teriparatide.
Summary: Methotrexate is a medicine used to treat certain childhood rheumatic conditions, including juvenile arthritis (JIA), lupus (also known as SLE), uveitis, dermatomyositis and scleroderma. Methotrexate is a disease modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) that reduces damage from inflammation.
Title: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Summary: Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are medicines commonly used to treat painful swollen joints. They are not steroids but are effective in reducing pain and tension. (Brand names: Brufen, Naprosyn, Voltaren, Celebrex, Naprogesic)
Summary: General information on osteoarthritis, its affects, how it can be managed, and where to find further information and advice. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles.
Title: Patient information on Paracetamol
Summary: Paracetamol is a common pain killer (analgesic). This information sheet has been produced by the Australian Rheumatology Association to help you understand what paracetamol is and how it is used for relief of arthritis pain.
Title: Physical activity: Arthritis information sheet
Summary: This sheet has been written for people with arthritis to provide general information about exercise. It also includes guidelines as to what types and how much exercise to do and general safety tips. This sheet does not provide individual exercises or specific advice for each type of arthritis.
Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Summary: General information about rheumatoid arthritis (RA) which is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. It includes information on symptoms, diagnosis and why early treatment with a rheumatologist is important. This sheet also covers what can be done to manage rheumatoid arthritis and where to go for further information.
Title: Total knee replacement
Summary: This brochure provides easily understandable information for patients undergoing total Knee replacement surgery. It contains an explanation of what will happen before, during and after their hospital admission and explains the various roles of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals, involved in their care. By providing this information to patients undergoing this surgery, as well as to their families, we hope to optimise post operative outcomes and facilitate a safe and timely discharge.
Title: Understanding Parkinson's disease (bilingual version)
Summary: Bilingual resource explaining what Parkinson's Disease is and how it affects people as their brain levels of Dopamine decrease. Information on support services that are available for people with Parkinson's, their families, friends and carers.
Title: Vitamin D consumer guide
Summary: A guide to Vitamin D with information on sun exposure, deficiency, supplements and food.
Title: What is Arthritis?
Summary: A general description of arthritis, common symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and what can be done to manage it. The most common forms of Arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and ankylosing spondylitis.
Title: Working with your healthcare team
Summary: There is a range of healthcare professionals who help manage arthritis, and this sheet outlines what each member of the healthcare team does and how to find them. It also includes tips on being prepared for and getting the most from a visit to a health professional.
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