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.
Rob Anderson, CEO, Musculoskeletal Australia
Welcome! And thanks for stopping by the new Musculoskeletal Australia website. At MSK we provide information, education and support services to empower people living with arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and 150+ musculoskeletal conditions so that they can live well and get the most out of life. Meet our team and find out how they can help you today.
Share your story by taking part in a joint research project between MSK and La Trobe University. This research will help identify resources needed to help people with lower back or neck pain stay at work. Find out how you can get involved.
July 05, 2018
We’re so excited…
and we just can’t hide it! Fifty years ago Les, Alice and Mollie started the Rheumatism and Arthritis Association of Victoria – and we’re still going strong today. Thanks to all our supporters who’ve been on this journey with us – we wouldn’t be here without you … Read more
June 28, 2018
We’re only a phone call away!
Our nurses and volunteers are here Monday-Friday to take your call. If you need help managing your condition, contact our MSK Help Line on 1800 263 265 … 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.