Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage inside a joint breaks down causing pain and stiffness.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and inflammation.
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 is caused by too much uric acid in your bloodstream, resulting in extreme pain and swelling, most commonly in your big toe.
Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain and stiffness, particularly affecting your neck, shoulders and thighs.
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the joints in your back but can also affect other joints.
Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness throughout your body, often accompanied by fatigue.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a group of inflammatory joint conditions that affect children and teens under the age of 16.
September 12, 2018
Consumer Advisory Council
We’re so excited to announce that our new Consumer Advisory Council had its inaugural meeting on 11 Sep. The CAC will ensure that people living with musculoskeletal conditions are heard and their perspectives integrated into services and programs … Read more
September 05, 2018
And you’re invited! It’s been 50 years ago Les, Alice and Mollie started the Rheumatism and Arthritis Association of Victoria – and we’re still going strong. Join us and others who have helped shape our organisation for dinner, drinks and entertainment … Find out more
June 28, 2018
We’re only a call away!
Our nurses and volunteers are here Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) to take your calls. If you need help managing musculoskeletal condition, and/or navigating the health system, contact our MSK Help Line on 1800 263 265 or email firstname.lastname@example.org … Contact us
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.