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Musculoskeletal Australia

Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK) is a consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other conditions. As a charity MSK represents over 7 million Australian living with musculoskeletal conditions.

The work MSK does is actively supported by people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions, as well as our members, volunteers, health professionals, peer support groups, corporate and research partners.

They work collaboratively with these diverse groups of people to deliver evidence-based research, education, information, advocacy, policy and support services.

Vision and mission

MSK's mission is to ensure the quality of life of people who have, or are at risk of developing musculoskeletal conditions is improved.

How Musculoskeletal Australia can help

MSK supports people for better musculoskeletal health.

They can help you:

  • with information on arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, and commonly prescribed treatments
  • speak to a trained nurse about your experience
  • find your way through the complex health, disability and social services systems
  • find community resources in your area.

Information / help lines

  • Call MSK help line 1800 263 265 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST for support.

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Last reviewed: June 2020

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Reactive arthritis - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Do you have reactive arthritis? Find out more about your musculoskeletal condition, how to manage, where to find support & how MSK can help you.

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Weight management - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Sometimes pain interferes with our desire to eat and this can affect our weight. Read our tips for managing your weight when you live with persistent pain.

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Aids and equipment - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Want to reduce pain and stress on your muscles and joints, save energy and make life easier? Find out how aids, gadgets and other equipment can help.

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Make driving more comfortable - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Driving can be painful and exhausting if you have arthritis or a musculoskeletal condition, but there are things you can do to improve this. Find out more.

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Help - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

When you have a musculoskeletal condition, there are times you may need some help. Ask. Most people are very happy to help. Were often just too shy to ask.

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Managing your pain - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Learn how you can manage your musculoskeletal pain using our A-Z guide. Its full of practical tips, ideas and strategies to help you.

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Five reason to see your doctor about your pain - MSK

Its not easy dealing with persistent pain & sometimes you need a bit of extra help and support. Find out where you can get that support & how MSK can help.

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Osteoarthritis - Symptoms, Treatment, & Causes | MSK Australia

Do you have osteoarthritis? Find out more about your musculoskeletal condition, how you can manage, where to find support & how MSK can help you.

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Masks and COVID-19 - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

Theres a lot of information and misinformation about wearing masks for protection against COVID-19. We provide you with the facts so you can make an informed decision,

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Hydration - Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK)

More than half of your body is made up of water, so its important that you get enough fluids every day to replace the water you lose through normal bodily functions. Water is lost constantly through sweat, urine, faeces and even through your breath.

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