Conditions and Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Conditions and Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders


National charity working to reduce the impact of back pain on society by providing information, support, promoting good practice and funding research. Includes resources for patients, professionals, and employers, with details of campaigns, news, and local branches.

Bell's Palsy Association

Details of this condition that causes facial paralysis; discovered in the 19th Century by Charles Bell. Includes symptoms and treatment information.

Brittle Bone Society

UK wide organisation providing support to people affected by the bone condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI); provides information resources for parents and schools, news and events, a forum, and contacts.


Raises funds for medical and surgical research into back pain and associated conditions. Includes information on current and past fundraising initiatives.

Ehlers-Danlos Support Group

A support group for sufferers, with a library of resources about the condition, message board, area contacts, and fundraising events.

Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA)

A charity run by and for people diagnosed with the syndrome; includes information resources, a forum, and advice, with specialist sections for professionals and young people.

The Ilizarov & External Fixator Wearer's Support Group

Maintains a library of information, resources, and advice for people undergoing orthopaedic correction by Ilizarov fixator, or expecting to do so.

James Lewis

Orthopaedic surgeon provides knee and hip replacement surgery, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction as well as arthroscopy key-hole cartilage surgery.

Myositis Support Group

Offers a wealth of information, support and resources for patients with the connective tissue disorders dermatomyositis, polymyositis, inclusion body myositis and juvenile dermatomyositis.

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS)

Charity created to serve sufferers of ankylosing spondylitis, their families, and medical teams. Site presents news, forums, and resources related to the disease.

National Back Exchange

A multidisciplinary group for those with an interest in backcare and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal problems. Includes details of membership, resources, news and events, and contacts.

The Paget’s Association

Offers support and information to those with Paget’s disease, and works to raise awareness of the condition, and sponsor research into its causes and treatment; with information resources, details of membership, news, and how to support their fundraising.

Perthes Association

Provides support and advice to families of children suffering from Perthes disease and associated conditions.

Royal National Hospital For Rheumatic Diseases

An NHS hospital specialising in general rheumatology services including treatments, diagnostics and pain relief.

A developing illustrated library of patient information resources and professional educational material on shoulder pain and treatments.

Society for Back Pain Research

Promotes clinical and scientific research into all aspects of spinal and neck pain. Includes information on events and meetings.


A national charity supporting children and adults affected by a lower limb condition such as clubfoot or a hip condition. Provides information about their helpline and support, research, and a library of resources and case histories.

Strongbones Children's Charitable Trust

Aims to support children living with scoliosis, brittle bone disease, arthritis and all other conditions of the bone. Includes information on grants and current appeals, as well as personal stories from some of the children the charity has helped.

Trauma Brachial Plexus Injury (TBPI) Group

Provides information and support to adults coping with a TBPI; with resources, contacts, and message boards.

UK Gout Society

Offers gout information and downloads plus links offering support and advice.

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