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Arthritis & related disorders

Arthritis and arthritis-related disorders are very common in New Zealand and affect people of all ages, from young babies to older adults. There are at least 140 different types of arthritis and arthritis-related disorders.

In this section, you will find information about some common conditions including fibromyalgia, giant cell arteritis, gout, osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, and septic arthritis (joint infection).

If you want to know more about arthritis in general, or a specific arthritis condition, we recommend the following local and international websites:

  HealthInfo recommends the following pages

New Zealand sites

International sites

See also:

Persistent pain (chronic pain)

Keeping your home warm and dry

In this section

Ankylosing spondylitis

Arthritis (osteoarthritis)

Arthritis New Zealand

Conserving energy


Foot & ankle arthritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA)


Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)

Medications for inflammatory conditions

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Rheumatoid & psoriatic arthritis

Septic arthritis (joint infection)

Sjogren syndrome

Page reference: 38558

Review key: HIART-38558