Musculoskeletal Pain


Musculoskeletal pain varies widely from person to person.

Though muscle tissue is often damaged through traumatic events such as car accidents, jerking movements, fractures etc., it can also be caused by the wear and tear of daily activities and postural strain.

People with musculoskeletal pain often complain that their whole body aches, accompanied by pain, tired muscles and in some cases, the muscles may burn or twitch.

Common Sources of Musculoskeletal Pain



All three conditions are caused by the compression of nerves in joints. Though the direct cause of each condition is unknown, it is most commonly linked to repetitive, forceful movements. The most likely effects numbness, tingling and pain in extremities.


Osteoarthritis is most frequently caused by aging joints, injury and obesity. The condition will cause joint stiffness and pain.


Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissue. The condition can affect more than just your joints. In some cases, a wide variety of body systems can be affected, including eyes, lungs, heart, skin and blood vessels. Rheumatoid Arthritis can cause painful swelling and eventually cause bone erosion and joint deformity.

Treatment of Musculoskeletal Pain

Since there is such a wide variety of Musculoskeletal Pain and ailments, there are also many different treatment options. Physical therapy and lifestyle changes can often be used to treat symptoms and pain. When those methods are ineffective, other non-surgical techniques such as the injection of pain relievers and steroids at the site of the pain may be used. In extreme cases, nerve blocks may be used in inhibit the travel of pain signals. As with other ailments, Musculoskeletal Pain may be best treated with a combination of therapeutic methods. The first step, however, is a comprehensive exam and evaluation to determine the course of treatment right for you.


David Wu, MD
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