Conditions that affect the bones, muscles and joints are known as musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions include long-term (chronic) conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, back problems, gout, and osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density).

This report is regularly updated with data from a range of sources. There are differences in the source year and frequency of publication. For more information, see notes.

  • Cat. no: PHE 317
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