Any kind of injury or illness that affects the muscles, tendons and the Musculoskeletal system is known as Musculoskeletal Disorders. Some of these include Ligament Sprain, Tension Neck Syndrome and Thoracic Outlet Compression. Common symptom here are pain in the areas, inability to use these muscle groups and redness and swelling.
HOW IS MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner will perform a physical exam to test your muscles for any weaknesses or atrophy. If bone fractures are suspected, your doctor will likely order X-rays to get a better look at the bones. X-rays may also indicate areas of increasing bone loss. Blood tests may be used to investigate rheumatic diseases.
HOW IS MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders depends on the damage caused to the part. Manual therapy or mobilization therapy can be used to treat spine related Musculoskeletal Disorders. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used to treat pain. Light stretching exercise help in faster recovery. Alternative therapies like acupuncture and acupressure also help cure Musculoskeletal Disorders
DID YOU KNOW?
Sometimes, pain that seems to be musculoskeletal is actually caused by a disorder in another organ system. For instance, shoulder pain may be caused by a disorder affecting the lungs, spleen, or gallbladder. Back pain may be caused by a kidney stone, abdominal aortic aneurysm, inflammation of the pancreas, or, in women, pelvic disorders. Arm pain may be caused by a heart attack (myocardial infarction).