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.
February 6, 2019
We’re so excited to announce that we’ve received funding from the Australian Government through Sport Australia, as part of the Move it Aus – Better Ageing program, to help older Australians become more active through Neighbourhood Houses.
January 25, 2019
We’re almost there!
We need to raise $95,000 by the end of Feb to keep the MSK Help Line open this year. Your donation of $25 will help keep this vital service running. Without it, thousands could be left alone to manage their painful and debilitating condition – you can make a difference today.
January 23, 2019
Let’s be friends!
Become a friend of MSK and help represent the 7 million Australians who live with arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and other painful musculoskeletal conditions. For just $20 a year you’re on your way to help us support people for better musculoskeletal health. Find out more.
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.