Arthritis & Musculoskeletal

NHPA

An outline and issues of the conditions

Musculoskeletal conditions are conditions of the bones, muscles and their attachments (e.g. joints and ligaments). They are the most common chronic conditions in Australia and predominantly managed in primary health care settings, a setting for which there are currently limited national data.

Conditions; back pain and problems, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis

Why is it a NHPA

Arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions is a major problem in Australia because 2 in 10 people suffer from one of the conditions related with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. A large amount of Australians suffer from it which is 6.1 million who have or had one of the conditions
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Causes and Symptoms

  • Low in calcium
  • Older age
  • Joint pains
  • Saw bones
  • Swollen joints
  • Sore wrists
  • Finger pain

Incidence, age groups, gender of Australians with the conditions

2 million women and 1.3 million men in 2011-2012

65 and over have the most problem with the conditions

28% of Australians suffer from the conditions

Treatments and Preventions

  • Having a healthy diet
  • Proper lifting (to avoid back injuries)
  • Strong back muscles
  • Having good posture
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Organisations and Websites

http://www.arthritis.org

http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/

Arthritis foundation

Arthritis Australia

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