Bone and Joint Week 2018 runs from 12-20 October 2018, highlighting the reality that musculoskeletal conditions are a big problem in the UK: they affect nearly everyone at some point in their life; they are the biggest cause of disability in the UK.
Musculoskeletal conditions can affect people of all ages, including children. If not treated appropriately, musculoskeletal conditions can impact daily activities such as working, walking, climbing stairs, cooking, personal hygiene and mental health.
During Bone and Joint Week there are dedicated days to highlight major rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions.
12 October: World Arthritis Day
16 October: World Spine Day
19 October: World Paediatric Bone and Joint Day
20 October: World Osteoporosis Day