Bones, muscles and joints
Bones, muscles and joints make up the musculoskeletal system. Learn more about their function and conditions related to the bones, muscles and joints.
What causes osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint disease, causing large amounts of disability and pain in the Australian community. Find out about the causes of osteoarthritis.
Joint pain and swelling
Joint pain and swelling can affect any joint in the body, and is often accompanied by stiffness and aches. Read more to learn about joint pain and swelling.
Joint injuries can be caused by dislocations or strains that force them out of position. Inflammation and swelling are signs of damage. Learn more.
Facet joint injection
A facet joint injection can be used to find out if your pain is caused by your facet joints, or to treat pain in your facet joints.
Temporomandibular joint disorder
Pain in the jaw or ‘locking’ of the jaw can be symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder. Learn more about symptoms and treatments.
Arthroscopy of the wrist
An arthroscopy of your wrist allows your surgeon to diagnose and treat problems affecting the joint, without the need for a large cut on the skin.
Ross River virus
Ross River virus is carried by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, rash and joint pain - but most people recover in a few weeks. Learn more here.
This rare form of arthritis affects the spine’s joints and ligaments and sometimes other joints. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease the symptoms.
A bunion is a bony lump that forms at the main joint between the big toe and the foot and pulls the joint out of line. Read about the treatments and more here.