The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, cartilage, and other connective tissues. These components all work together to provide form, stability, and movement to the human body. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system may result in the inability to walk, sit, or even breathe, and are generally accompanied by pain, as well as limitations in physical functioning and fatigue. The functional and social limitations associated with musculoskeletal diseases often have emotional consequences as well.

There are many musculoskeletal diseases that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Some of the more common musculoskeletal diseases are listed below with a brief description of each for general information, bearing in mind that a diagnosis should always be made in person by a physician ...

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