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COMMON MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage inside a joint breaks down causing pain and stiffness.

Rheumatoid arthritis
rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and inflammation.

Back Pain

Back pain is a common issue for many Australians, and is rarely the result of a serious condition or damage to your spine.

Osteoporosis causes your bones to become weak and lose their strength, making them break more easily than normal bones.

Gout

Gout is caused by too much uric acid in your bloodstream, resulting in extreme pain and swelling, most commonly in your big toe.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain and stiffness, particularly affecting your neck, shoulders and thighs.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the joints in your back but can also affect other joints.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness throughout your body, often accompanied by fatigue.

Juvenile Arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a group of inflammatory joint conditions that affect children and teens under the age of 16.

HIGHLIGHTS


November 30, 2023

Australian Clinical Study

Volunteer for a new study looking at the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and gut health, researching the effectiveness of a potential pre and probiotic medical food on managing symptoms. Click here to learn more.


January 23, 2024

Self-care for health!

We’re pleased to announce the release of  self-care plans for RA, JIA, Back pain, axSpA, and PsA. Thanks to grants from AbbVie and UCB, these easy to understand and practical self-care plans were developed in collaboration with consumers and healthcare professionals.  Click here to learn more.

October 16, 2023

Rattle Ya Bones Day

It’s an opportunity to get informed, get supported and help Musculoskeletal Australia raise awareness and funds to make a real and significant impact to improve Australia’s musculoskeletal health. Read the full statement here




Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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