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.
December 19, 2018
We’re taking a short break
Our office and Help Line will be closed from Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen on Monday 7 January 2019. We wish all of you a safe and happy festive season. Thanks to all our friends for your wonderful support in 2018 and we’re looking forward to an exciting 2019!
December 5, 2018
Koadlow Lecture 2018
Watch the recording of our 2018 community lecture as Lorimer Moseley explain why, when pain persists, your body learns pain and becomes over protected. The good news is you can use proven strategies to retrain your pain system. Find out more.
December 04, 2018
Help our Help Line
We need to raise $95,000 before Christmas to keep the MSK Help Line open next year. Without the Help Line, thousands of Australians could be left alone to manage their painful and debilitating condition. Please help with a donation today.
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.