Muscles, Joints and Bones (Musculoskeletal MSK)

Welcome to the Muscles, Joints and Bones (also referred to as Musculoskeletal or MSK) section.

Here you can find information on common MSK conditions and treatment options. The information is intended to help patients, public and carers with managing MSK conditions and also to inform decisions about treatment (shared decision making).

Information on each condition is available for Patients, along with Decision Aids - these are online tools to help patients make decisions about their healthcare choices. They are designed to help patients understand and consider the treatment options available and to encourage communication between the patient and their healthcare professionals. They feature evidence-based information, images, diagrams and animations. There are aids for some of the most common conditions and many more are in development.

There is a wealth of information available on all of these conditions on the NHS website.