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Symptoms, causes and treatment of musculoskeletal pain

The pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones is referred as musculoskeletal pain.

Causes of musculoskeletal pain

There are several different causes of musculoskeletal pain, muscles and tissues can be damaged with the daily activities. Jerking movements, sudden falls, fractures, spasms, dislocations and direct hit to the muscles can cause musculoskeletal pain. Other causes may include posture strain, repetitive movements, excessive use and continued confinement, poor posture and poor workplace setting may bring vertebral alignment problems and muscle contraction, therefore causing pressure on other muscles and affecting their function causing severe pain, since pain is the most common indication of most musculoskeletal disorders. The pain varies from mild to severe and from acute to chronic and if stays for a long time can diffuse to other organs

Musculoskeletal disorder often causes pain by pinching nerves, these conditions may include carpal tunnel syndrome, the pain causes a burning sensation and diffuse along the nerve path, accompanied by tingling, weakness and numbness

In some cases the muscle pain is often a consequence of dysfunction of other organ systems

What Are the Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Pain?

The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain are accompanied with pain in the whole body as muscles are excessively used or pulled, sometimes the muscles seems to shiver or become inflamed, the symptoms may vary from person to person but the common symptoms are;

  • Pain
  • Fatigues
  • Sleep disorders

How the pain is diagnosed?

Your physician will conduct a thorough physical examination and medical history, additionally the doctor will  conduct a diagnostic study to confirm the diagnosis

 Testing

  • Blood tests
  • X-rays
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
  • CT scans
  • Joint fluid testing

 

How Is Musculoskeletal Pain Treated?

Several manual therapies and mobilization techniques have been used to treat people with spinal arrangement problems, for the acute musculoskeletal pain these manual techniques have been very effective and showed rapid results

Medications such as NSAID may be used to treat inflammation, sensation and pain

Other treatments may include:

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Musculoskeletal Pain – Knowing the Causes, Types & Treatment Measures!

Musculoskeletal pain can be widespread or can be localized in one part of the body. Anyone can become the victim of this type of pain, be it because of some chronic injury to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves or due to the extensive movements involving lifting some heavy objects etc. As a result of all this, either due to dislocation or direct blows to the muscle people experience chronic muscular pain.

Moreover, it has also been reported that almost 33% of the people suffer from musculoskeletal pain because of overuse of the muscles.

What are It’s Different Types?

Depending on the symptoms and causes, musculoskeletal pain has the following types:

Muscle Pain

The reason why this type of pain occurs is due to an injury, loss of autoimmune reaction, lack of blood flow to the muscle, infection or a tumor. Though very debilitating but it is less chronic as compared to bone pain

Bone Pain

Most commonly resulting from an injury it is a very deep, penetrating and dull pain. Moreover, it is necessary to make sure that the pain is not related to some fracture or tumor as then it would require immediate and different treatment measures

Joint Pain

This kind of musculoskeletal pain ranges from being really severe to mild and worsens in case of movement of the joint. Moreover, if adequate treatment is not provided then the joints become stiff and start swelling

Fibromyalgia

Pain associated with fibromyalgia is very difficult to describe as it is spread to different locations. Involving muscles, tendons, ligaments the condition is also accompanied with different symptoms

Tunnel Syndromes

Pain in this condition also known as musculoskeletal disorders, occurs due to nerve compression. The disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and tarsal tunnel syndrome. In such pain the patient has a burning feeling in the path where the nerve travels.

The Treatment Measures

The ways in which musculoskeletal pain can be treated include:

  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Reducing stress through relaxation
  • Reducing workload
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Using heat or cold therapies

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from musculoskeletal pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.

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Here is The Guide to Musculoskeletal Pain!!

Musculoskeletal pain, as its name suggests is basically a muscular pain that has its effect on the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. It can either be localized in one place or it can spread in other parts of the body. This pain can be felt by anyone out there, belonging to any age group be it the children, the office goers or the athletes.

The causes that lead to chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

The most common cause of a musculoskeletal pain is the injury that is occurred in the areas namely, bones, tendons, joints, muscles, ligaments or nerves. The injury to these areas often occurs because of some car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocation and the direct blows to the muscle.

Moreover, it has been reported that musculoskeletal pain due to overuse of the muscles has affected almost 33% of the adults. Because of overuse, lower back pain is said t be the most common type of musculoskeletal pain faced by many at work.

How to Know if it’s Musculoskeletal Pain or not?

Symptoms of this type of pain vary from person to person considering whether the pain is caused by some injury or the overuse of the joints. The common symptoms of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Twitching muscles
  • Stiffness and pain in the entire body
  • Either localized or widespread pain that becomes worse with the movement
  • The burning feeling in your muscles
  • Feeling that your muscles have become overworked or have become pulled

How is the Pain Diagnosed?

Your doctor will first examine your medical history thoroughly. He/she will also go through all the possible causes that might have lead to chronic musculoskeletal pain. Certain laboratory tests and x-rays will also be conducted in order to know about the pain in detail. These tests include:

  • Performing blood test to confirm whether its rheumatoid arthritis or not
  • To know about all the bones in details, x-rays are performed
  • For a further detail look on the bones, CT scans are performed
  • In order to examine in detail, the soft tissues such as muscles, cartilage, ligaments and tendons MRIs are performed

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.

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The Types, Symptoms & treatment Options for Musculoskeletal Pain

Anyone, belonging to any age group can suffer from musculoskeletal pain affecting the bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves. The presence of such a pain in the body altogether makes a person fatigued and irritated as he gets tired soon and the body demands rest most of the time. This type of pain can be either localized or it is spread in the whole body.

This type of pain is usually caused y the overuse of muscles, repetitive movements and prolonged immobilization. In other cases, there might be some fracture, accident, fall, sprain dislocations, lifting of some heavy objects or the direct blows to the muscle can become the reason of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

The Different Types of Musculoskeletal Pain

The most common types of pain that come under musculoskeletal pain include:

Muscle Pain – This type of pain can occur due to loss of blood in some specific bone, infection, a tumor, an injury or some autoimmune reaction.

Bone Pain – This type of pain mostly occurs as a result of some injury. It is indeed deep and penetrating.

Fibromyalgia – the condition comes along with numerous symptoms and hence it is difficult to describe the pain felt in multiple locations.

Joint Pain – This type of musculoskeletal pain ranges from mild to severe and it can be stiff and debilitating. In such a condition the joints may also swell and the inflammation might lead to chronic pain.

Tunnel Syndromes – These are said to be the disorders that occur due in the case when the nerve gets compressed. The disorders comprise of carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and tarsal tunnel syndrome.

The Symptoms

Here are the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain:

  • Twitching muscles
  • Disturbances in sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Localized or widespread pain
  • The feeling of stiffness in the entire body
  • Burning in your muscles
  • The feeling of overuse of the muscles

How the Pain Should be Treated?

  • Below treatment measures must be opted for musculoskeletal pain:
  • Using heat and cold
  • Acupuncture or acupressure
  • Reduction in workload and taking loads of rest
  • Exercises that would strengthen the muscles
  • Physical or occupational therapy

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from chronic musculoskeletal pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.

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