Welcome to the Dragon Claw website where you’ll find a wealth of information and support for those affected by Rheumatoid Disease, Lupus and JIA. Dragon Claw exists to help you better manage your health and get the support you need to live to the fullest.
We strongly believe in an integrated and holistic approach to managing these diseases so we have brought together practical information, personal stories, dietary advice and hints and tips to help you when you are thinking about how to manage your condition and lifestyle.
Just browse through the ‘Here to Help' section to discover the sort of information that's available.
Listen to Susan’s story about her experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis and why you should become a member of Dragon Claw.
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The site you are currently looking at is the public site but if you register as a member you’ll have access to even more invaluable resources that include
Over 60 short videos across a whole range of topics including exercise advice, interviews with sufferers and diet and nutrition information
Where you’ll be able to discuss and learn more about your disease with other sufferers and carers. Over 30 topics have been covered already
Packed with the latest research and information.
To find out more about what is available as a member of Dragon Claw simply click here to take a tour of the Members site.
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Crippling RA is rampant amongst First Australians
On a recent visit to remote indigenous communities Dragon Claw saw that there was an urgent need to help local first Australian suffers of these diseases as many did not fully appreciate the importance of taking their medication on a regular basis.
Dragon Claw was determined to address this issue and decided to launch the world’s first educational pilot program to remote first nations peoples anywhere in the world specifically on RA.
RA and Lupus Amongst Australian Indigenous Populations
By Dragon Claw Charity
Fatigue is a common symptom in RA and a major patient issue. It is one of the most important symptoms for patients with RA, and impacts negatively on patients’ lives and their quality of life.
Patients have described it as overwhelming and unpredictable and can include physical fatigue (e.g. levels of physical energy), cognitive fatigue (e.g. concentration and clarity of thought), living with fatigue (e.g. ability to carry out activities of daily living and social activities) and...
As a clinician working with patients who have RA, JIA or lupus your service is critical and wonderful. Patients really can not get along with their lives without medical attention. Thank you from Dragon Claw.
Dragon Claw information and service runs in parallel with your clinician service. You don't have to waste valueable clinical time explaining diet, exercise, mental health and other issues of living with the disease. We do this for you! So please refer your RA, lupus and JIA patients to the website. It does not...
Quoted from Medivizor
In a nutshell
This study investigated if emotional health affects pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They found that emotional health, along with physical state can have an effect on pain in RA.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term condition. It leads to painful swelling and inflammation in the joints. As RA progresses, tissue in the joints will get damaged. This leads to persistent pain....