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Arthritis Support Wiki

Postby JayneN » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:00 am

Please visit my arthritis support wiki. I created it as part of my e-Communications FdA course. We were asked to create a website for a small business and promote it using search engine optimisation techniques.
I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia and am housebound so I have no links with any of this sort of thing. My link with the outside world comes via the World Wide Web. I spoke to my tutor who suggested that I create a wiki about arthritis.
In my wiki, named arthritis support, I have kicked off by looking at 10 conditions associated with arthritis. They are:
• Ankylosing Spondylitis
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Cervical Spondylosis
• Fibromyalgia
• Gout
• Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
• Lupus
• Osteoarthritis
• Psoriatic Arthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
Each page talks about the conditions and looks at:
• What is .....?
This looks at the condition and how and why you may have got it. It looks at statistics about the condition and offers some general information.
• Who gets ....?
Discusses the type of people who are most likely to get the condition. In Ankylosing Spondylitis for example, the condition affects mainly men and can present itself from as young as 15 years of age.
• What are the symptoms of .....?
Looks at how you may be affected by the condition.
• How ..... is diagnosed
Tells you what you can expect from your visit to see the doctor. As well as other things it explains what all of the blood tests are and what they are for.
• Complications of ......
If your condition has any chance of presenting complications, this area will tell you what you may expect in the future. There are also links to give more information about them.
• Medication for .....
Discusses medication that may be prescribed. There are also links to a medication and natural remedies page that tells the reader about the medication, what it does and provides an external link to a page with detailed information about the medication. There is also the opportunity to review your own medication.
• Natural therapies for .....
• Other treatments for .....
Looks at natural remedies and complementary therapies that may help your condition. There are banner links to sites that sell these goods so that you don’t have to trawl the net to find them. An example is Yoga which is recommended for many conditions. There is an accompanying link that takes you directly to a site that specialises in yoga books, DVD’s and equipment. The medication and natural remedies review page asks the reader to review anything that they have tried to ask if they recommend it or not.
• Diet for .......
If any conditions benefit from a specific diet, it will be detailed in this section of the page. There may be links with further information.
• Forums
Providing links to specialist forums and arthritis forums.
• Links
Anything that is mentioned that may be of interest has links to external sites that give more information. An example is that Lupus sufferers are more at risk from pre-eclampsia when pregnant. The link sends the reader to a reliable site that explains pre-eclampsia.
There are links on the wiki to a glossary of terms page. So if you’re not sure what osteoporosis is, just click on it and it will send you to the glossary of terms page to look it up.
There is also a hints and tips page where you can post any useful hints that may help a fellow sufferer.
There is also a help and support group page where there are links to organisations that will help the reader to find information and support sites.
Please visit the wiki at and let me know what you think of it in the visitor’s page.

Thank you
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