Healthcare at breaking point

Musculoskeletal conditions – the term for more than 200 illnesses affecting the bones and joints, such as arthritis, lower back pain and osteoporosis – threaten to stretch the NHS to breaking point, writes Lilian Anekwe

Diffusing the time bomb

Joint pain and stiffness are increasingly affecting more people at a younger age, and the number of sufferers is set to soar, as Ellie Broughton discovers

The big three take their toll

Three of the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions are osteoporosis osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rhiannon Smith takes a closer look at the “big three”

‘We should be catching rabbits and climbing trees’

An active and healthy lifestyle can help prevent bone and joint complaints, writes Christian Duffin. But, if problems develop, there are still measures which can contain, and even limit, the impact of musculoskeletal conditions