Bones muscles and joints
Bones, muscles and joints hold our body together and support freedom of movement. They are part of the musculoskeletal system (also known as the locomotor system). Fractures, back pain and muscle strain are common conditions.
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Topic: Introduction to bones muscles and joints
The skeleton and skeletal muscles work together to allow movement.
The adult skeleton is made up of 206 bones, which provide the structure for our bodies
There are about 600 muscles in the human body
A joint is the part of the body where two or more bones meet to allow movement.
Exercise can prevent age-related changes to muscles, bones and joints and can reverse these changes too.
Most procedures that measure bone density are quick and pain-free.
It is important to get the correct treatment for a sprain or strain as soon as possible after the injury to help you recover quickly.