Musculoskeletal symptoms are any physical pain or discomfort that originates in the muscles and bones. The term “musculoskeletal” is used to refer to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and bones.
Musculoskeletal symptoms can cause pain that varies in intensity and location and can affect different parts of the body. Some common types of musculoskeletal symptoms include aches and pains in joints, arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, and gout.
What causes Musculoskeletal symptoms?
Most musculoskeletal problems are caused by overuse or strain and can be treated with rest and exercise. Pain and discomfort due to musculoskeletal muscles can also be caused by an injury or a chronic condition. Some examples of conditions that cause musculoskeletal problems include osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Your daily activities may become uncomfortable as a result of musculoskeletal pain. Painful injuries like broken bones can occasionally occur suddenly. Pain can be brought on by underlying illnesses like fibromyalgia or arthritis for some people. If you receive the proper care, you can get relief from your musculoskeletal pain, whether it is acute or chronic.
Depending on what is causing your musculoskeletal pain, you may experience different symptoms. These can be:
- Neck & shoulder aches and stiffness
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Twitches of muscle
- Disturbances in sleep.
- More than one in every two Americans over 18 and nearly three out of four people over 65 have musculoskeletal disorders.
- The presence of physical disabilities increases from 3.1% in those under the age of 60 to almost 50% in those over the age of 75. Nearly one-third of people over the age of 75 face musculoskeletal issues.
Why treating the root cause of Musculoskeletal symptoms important?
Finding and treating the root cause of musculoskeletal symptoms is the most important factor in the treatment of a patient. This is because it is not just about treating the symptoms but also about addressing the cause of it.
For example, when a person has arthritis in their knees or hips, they will often experience pain and stiffness when walking or standing up from sitting down for long periods at a time due to inflammation around these joints caused by cartilage wearing away over time due to years of wear-and-tear on them over time which can lead to painful arthritis later on down the line if left untreated early enough before symptoms become worse later on down the road.
We should prioritize our health because it is the greatest gift we can receive. So, connect now to our experts at Benehealth to get to the root cause of your symptoms and find an appropriate treatment plan.