Everyone among us at some point experience muscle pain and related sufferings. The pain is sometimes so debilitating and influence the support structure that helps you to carry out your routinely activities.. Musculoskeletal pain exhibits a severe kind of human energy deterioration, where the need for energy exceeds our body’s ability to keep up. Says Dr Zaki Anwer, MD,
It influences the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Sometimes the pain appears to be acute or in other cases it is chronic. Musculoskeletal pain can be restricted to one area or can be widespread.
Commonly musculoskeletal pain arises from the lower back, other common types of musculoskeletal pain involve tendonitis, Myalgia and stress fracture.
Common hallmarks of musculoskeletal pain
The hallmarks of musculoskeletal pain differ according the certain condition, whether the pain is caused by an injury or overuse. If it is chronic or acute, also the pain may vary from person to person.
The common hallmarks involve;
- Localized or widespread pain that can worsen with movement
- Aching or stiffness of the entire body
- The feeling that your muscles have been pulled or overworked
- Sleep disturbances
- Twitching muscles
- The sensation of “burning” in your muscles
Anyone among us can encounter musculoskeletal pain. The national institute of health explains, the musculoskeletal pain may be the result of an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments or nerves.
The injury is usually caused by jerking movements, sudden accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations and direct blow to the muscles.
As reported by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention about 33% of adults from the overall adult population in the U.S encounter musculoskeletal pain from overuse of the muscles. The most commonly occurring pain from overuse is the lower back pain and caused by work related stress and poor posture or prolonged immobilization in the western society.
Musculoskeletal pain treatment
Most of the medical professionals agree for the musculoskeletal pain treatment can be done by changing your lifestyle habits and taking a combined course of treatment. You can minimize your pain by following some common treatment programs such as;
- RICE a well known acronym for musculoskeletal pain treatment, especially subsequent to an athletic injury, R stands for Rest, I for ice, C for compression and E for elevation
- Topical analgesics
- Physical therapy
- Strengthening exercise
Acupuncture and acupressure