What is Joint Matters?

Joint Matters is a clinical update designed for all healthcare professionals. It aims to provide short, topical articles for all healthcare professionals with an interest in musculoskeletal conditions.

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Joint Matters Summer 2017

In the first edition of Joint Matters (PDF 1.4 MB, published Summer 2017) read more about:

  • PROMs and choosing a hospital.
  • Management of the non-traumatic painful shoulder.
  • Could there be a neuropathic element to this pain?
  • Musculoskeletal health and exercise.
  • Cardiovascular comorbidity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Joint Matters Summer 2018

In the second edition of Joint Matters (PDF 1.6 MB, published Summer 2018) learn about:

  • Implementing shared decision making in MSK care.
  • Fibromyalgia - management is more than just drugs.
  • Using technology to support self-management.
  • Health coaching towards self-management in fibromyalgia.
  • Physical activity, the ‘super pill'.

Joint Matters Winter 2018/19

The theme of this third edition of Joint Matters (PDF 3.4 MB, published Winter 2019) is ‘making MSK health everybody’s business’.

Find articles on:

  • NHS Health Checks - a public health concern
  • Scotland’s MSK services - fit for the future
  • Pain concern: supporting self management in primary care
  • Making clinical guidelines accessible
  • Musculoskeletal conditions in the workplace