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KNOWLEDGE: Musculoskeletal Conditions

osteoarthritis support

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage inside a joint breaks down causing pain and stiffness.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes joint pain and inflammation.

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back pain support

Back pain is a common issue for many Australians, and is rarely the result of a serious condition or damage to your spine.

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osteoporosis help

Osteoporosis causes your bones to become weak and lose their strength, making them break more easily than normal bones.

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gout help

Gout is caused by too much uric acid in your bloodstream, resulting in extreme pain and swelling, most commonly in your big toe.

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polymyalgia rheumatics

Polymyalgia rheumatica causes muscle pain and stiffness, particularly affecting your neck, shoulders and thighs.

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ankylosing spondylitis help support

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that mainly affects the joints in your back but can also affect other joints.

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fibromyalgia help support

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain and tenderness throughout your body, often accompanied by fatigue.

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juvenile idiopathic arthritis help support

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is a group of inflammatory joint conditions that affect children and teens under the age of 16.

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Being diagnosed with a musculoskeletal condition can be scary. We’re here to provide you with the information and support you need.


Connected tISSUES

  • Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

    Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)

    In this edition of Connected tISSUES we are shining a spotlight on the complex and often serious musculoskeletal condition, psoriatic arthritis (PsA). PsA is a condition that presents differently in different people. In simple terms, PsA causes pain and inflammation in the joints and is usually associated with the skin condition psoriasis (but it canLeer Más

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  • Staying on your feet

    Staying on your feet

    Tips for preventing falls The 80’s song ‘catch me I’m falling’ could have been my family anthem. We’re clumsy, uncoordinated, and with two left feet, always slipping, tripping, and falling. 😁 It‘s just the way we are. I’ve even gotten to the point of doing a ‘ta-da’ after a trip, extending my arms over myLeer Más

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  • Brrr, it’s cold out there

    Brrr, it’s cold out there

    Budget-friendly tips for staying warm this winter Sadly winter is more than just lazy Sundays when you can stay at home, warm on the couch with a loved one. Reality means we need to eventually (and reluctantly) head out of our cosy homes and face the cold, wet winter. And when we’re at home, becauseLeer Más

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CHOICE: Articles and Info

November 30, 2023

Australian Clinical Study

Volunteer for a new study looking at the connection between rheumatoid arthritis and gut health, researching the effectiveness of a potential pre and probiotic medical food on managing symptoms.

January 23, 2024

Self-care for health!

We’re pleased to announce the release of  self-care plans for RA, JIA, Back pain, axSpA, and PsA. Thanks to grants from AbbVie and UCB, these easy to understand and practical self-care plans were developed in collaboration with consumers and healthcare professionals.

October 16, 2023

Rattle Ya Bones Day

It’s an opportunity to get informed, get supported and help Musculoskeletal Australia raise awareness and funds to make a real and significant impact to improve Australia’s musculoskeletal health.

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Musculoskeletal Health Australia (or MHA) 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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