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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.