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Making the Invisible Visible

Find out the results of the largest and most comprehensive consumer-driven survey in Australia to understand the impacts experienced by 7 million Australians with musculoskeletal conditions.

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1 out of 3 people you know will have a muscle, bone or joint condition that affects their daily life. We are here to help, you can too. Please donate.

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COMMON MUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis
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.

LATEST NEWS


March 17, 2021

Read our major report

We’re proud to launch our report “Making the invisible visible: Australians share the impact of musculoskeletal conditions on their lives” based on our 2020 survey. Read the impact these conditions have on everyday people. Their stories are personal, painful and must be heard.


February 03, 2021

A lasting legacy

You can help support people with musculoskeletal conditions by including a gift to MSK in your Will. This will have a significant impact on the many people who turn to us in their time of need. Our Wills & Bequest booklet provides detailed information.


February 03, 2021

FREE consumer webinars 

Check out our free webinars. There’s something for everyone: pregnancy and arthritis, diet, exercise and OA, pain management, inflammatory arthritis and more. Don’t miss out, register today. Book for the whole series or choose the topics that speak to you.



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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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