Arthritis NZ - Tauranga

Arthritis is a term used for more than 140 conditions that affect the joints. Pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms.

Arthritis can affect people of all ages and can involve almost any part of the body, most often the knee, hip, spine and other weight-bearing joints, but also smaller joints like fingers and toes. Some types of arthritis affect the skin and internal organs as well as joints.

Arthritis New Zealand aims to improve the life of every person affected by arthritis. It is a national not-for-profit organisation focused on raising awareness, advocating for those with arthritis and providing advice and support. 

Services include a national toll free number for information and advice, Facebook Q&A sessions, webinars, clinics and workshops, online support groups, information on treatments, pain management, and access to other services, including exercise programmes.

Arthritis New Zealand receives funding from the B Shaw Fund.

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