Musculoskeletal Pain covers a wide range of issues originating in your muscles, bones, joints, or tendons. Since this is such a large area, we will cover a broad overview of the different kinds of Musculoskeletal Pain as well as links to additional information within our database.
Let’s learn more about Musculoskeletal Pain and how to find pain relief.
Types of Musculoskeletal Pain:
Musculoskeletal Pain can be acute or chronic. It could be brought on by an injury or develop from a condition like arthritis. Here are some examples for the different types of Musculoskeletal Pain.
- Bone Pain – Usually develop from injuries like fractures. A fracture such as a Spinal Compression Fracture which might be treated by Kyphoplasty.
- Joint Pain – Stiffness and inflammation are some symptoms of joint pain, and usually overuse of the joint brings on this type of pain or arthritis. Many arthritic conditions in the back suffer a person with back and leg pain. Examples include the Facet Joint Arthropothy, and Arthritis in the Low Back.
- Muscle Pain – Usually happens from repetitive use of the muscle which causes sensitive areas to develop. One type of muscle pain is Myofascial Pain, another is knots in the muscle tissue. Fibromyalgia is yet another condition of deep muscle pain.
- Tendon or Ligament Pain – Usually caused by inflammation in the connective tissues between the muscles. Tendonitis and Tennis Elbow are examples of this type of pain.
Main Causes of Musculoskeletal Pain:
Arthritis is one of the big causes of musculoskeletal pain.
When parts of the spine or bones begin to deteriorate, the arthritic pain radiates outward. Most patients describe it as a deep, gnawing pain that never goes away. It may even create stabbing pains throughout the day. It is usually worse in the morning before there is a chance to move around and loosen up the joints, but it is a pain that is always there.
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Poor posture is another cause of musculoskeletal pain.
Sprains may also be the cause – Especially for wrists, elbows and ankles.
Simple overuse is another big factor in musculoskeletal pain in cases such as tennis elbow, knee pain and carpal tunnel.
To diagnose musculoskeletal pain, Dr. Henriquez will consult your medical history and ask you questions regarding your pain. It is possible that certain diagnostics will be recommended to determine where the pain originates and what is causing it.
Call us so we can set up an appointment to discuss your options for chronic pain treatment. Dr Henriquez strives to provide an approach for personal and compassionate care.
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