NHS MSK help

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NHS MSK help app- NHS approved.

MSK problems are very common. Symptoms can include pain, stiffness, swelling, muscle weakness, numbness or pins and needles. They can bother you at home, at work, or through activities and sport. There are over 400 medical conditions that can affect bones, muscles and joints.

Muscle and joint problems are the single biggest cause of work absence and physical disability in the UK. Over one million people in Scotland consulted their GP for these reasons last year.

Getting quick access to good information helps people with muscle, back and joint problems get back to normal quicker. It also helps them to stay at or return to work and their normal life sooner. We have included within the app, a specific section about work which contains some useful advice and information to help both those in work but also managers and employers.

The app includes:-

• Advice on common muscle, back and joint problems
• Exercises and video clips to help you get moving safely
• Self help quizzes to help tailor information for your MSK problem
• Information to help with Work - Working lives information
• Reminders to do your exercises and/or attend any appointments

Our NHS health app Review:

Pros: Clear advice and exercise videos with a FAQ section. Useful to give to patients prior to an appointment. Due to being developed in Scotland this app signposts to Scottish Organisations.

Cons: Sometimes the app crashes when using the exercise videos.

Version 2.0.4 tested May 2018

Price: Free

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