Musculoskeletal Pain

Musculoskeletal pain can be caused by sports injuries, work injuries, motor vehicle accidents, repetitive stress injuries, overuse syndrome or wear and tear by aging. In young patients sports injuries are more common, and may have long-lasting effects. Older patients may have pain mostly related to arthritis in the joints, however these patients are also more susceptible to muscle and bone injuries. The symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries are broad, and can related to the joints or muscles or ligaments/tendons or bones. After a sports injury it is best to rest to prevent further damage or injury. Elevating the limb, using compression and antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. If your symptoms are not improving, you should see a specialist. Your specialist will get your medical history and do a full physical exam. Depending on your symptoms, your specialist may order imaging and start treatment. Automobile accidents and work injuries can cause musculoskeletal pain as well and if not treated initially, they may become more chronic issues. Most workers get injured on the job due to poor ergonomics, inadequate training, heavy lifting, falling or repetitive sprain/stress injuries. If you get injured at work, it is best to report that immediately to your supervisor and seek treatment as soon as possible. We do accept workers compensation, auto insurance and personal injury patients.