Musculoskeletal pain refers to pain felt in your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, or nerves. It can be localized in on area of your body or widespread, and can be acute (sudden onset of severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Common forms of musculoskeletal pain are lower back pain, tendonitis, stress fractures, and muscle pain (myalgia).
Types of Musculoskeletal Pain
Musculoskeletal pain is often caused by injuries often resulting from overuse. Lower back pain is a common work-related injury, as well as prolonged periods of inactivity and poor posture.
Common symptoms of musculoskeletal pain include:
The symptoms you experience will vary depending upon the type of injury or pain, so you should consult a physician for a full diagnosis.
Physicians require a thorough medical history to determine any possible causes behind musculoskeletal pain, such as injuries incurred at work or while playing sports. They will then conduct an examination to discern the source(s) of the pain. Further testing may be required, often in the form of laboratory tests and/or x-rays.
Given the variety of potential causes behind musculoskeletal pain, treatment will depend upon the type of injury. Treatments often include:
Urgent 9 has dedicated Glendale musculoskeletal physician, Dr. Manuel Momjian can help you identify musculoskeletal pain and whether you require medication and/or further examination. Urgent 9’s physicians can also help you find a specialist should you require a consultation for further treatment. Make an appointment today if you are experiencing any of the symptoms for musculoskeletal pain.