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What is Musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute (having a rapid onset with severe symptoms) or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.

Lower back pain?is the most common type of musculoskeletal pain. Other common types include tendinitis, myalgia (muscle pain), and stress fractures

What are the causes of musculoskeletal pain?

Anyone can experience musculoskeletal pain. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle.

Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse. Pain from overuse affects 33% of adults. Lower back pain from overuse is the most common work-related diagnosis in Western society.

Poor posture or prolonged immobilization can also cause musculoskeletal pain.

What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain?

Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain depend on whether the pain is caused by an injury or overuse and whether it is chronic or acute. The symptoms can also differ from person to person.

Musculoskeletal Injury

Common symptoms include

  • Localized or widespread pain that can worsen with movement.
  • Aching or stiffness of the entire body.
  • The feeling that your muscles have been pulled or overworked
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Twitching muscles
  • The sensation of “burning” in your muscles What are the different types of musculoskeletal pain?
  • Musculoskeletal pain has varying symptoms and causes. Some of the more common types of pain include:
  • If you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor for a thorough examination.
  • Bone pain: This is usually deep, penetrating, or dull. It most commonly results from injury. It is important to be sure that the pain is not related to a fracture or tumour.
  • Muscle pain: This is often less intense than bone pain, but it can still be debilitating. Muscle pain can be caused by an injury, an autoimmune reaction, loss of blood flow to the muscle, infection, or a tumour. The pain can also include muscle spasms and cramps.
  • Tendon and ligament pain: Pains in the tendons or ligaments are often caused by injuries, including sprains. This type of musculoskeletal pain often becomes worse when the affected area is stretched or moved.
  • Fibromyalgia: This is a condition that may cause pain in the muscles, tendons, or ligaments. The pain is usually in multiple locations and can be difficult to describe. Fibromyalgia is usually accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Joint pain: Joint injuries and diseases usually produce a stiff, aching, “arthritic” pain. The pain may range from mild to severe and worsens when moving the joint. The joints may also swell. Joint inflammation (arthritis) is a common cause of pain.
  • “Tunnel” syndromes: This refers to musculoskeletal disorders that cause pain due to nerve compression. The disorders include carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and tarsal tunnel syndrome. The pain tends to spread along the path supplied by the nerve and may feel like burning. These disorders are often caused by overuse. Musculoskeletal pain is best treated by treating its cause. This will vary depending on whether you are experiencing bone, muscle, ligament, tendon, or joint pain, or some other kind of musculoskeletal pain.

 

 

How do we treat Musculoskeletal pain?

  • With Physical therapy, Acupuncture, Specialised Re-educative?Movement, Nerve and Artery manipulations and education for our clients to ensure they can continue to treat themselves.
  • Using a splint to immobilize the affected joint and allow healing
  • Using heat or cold
  • Reducing workload and increasing rest
  • Reducing stress through relaxation and biofeedback techniques
  • Cupping, Electro-therapy, Micro-Current therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)
  • Injections with anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications in or around the painful sites
  • Strengthening and conditioning exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Therapeutic massage Pain relievers may be used during treatment for any type of musculoskeletal pain. Your doctor may recommend analgesics such as acetaminophen, NSAIDS, or, if pain is severe, opioids.
  • For patients with fibromyalgia,?TCM acupuncture can increase the body’s levels of serotonin and norepinephrine (neurotransmitters that modulate sleep, pain, and immune system function) and is very effective.








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Debbie O Reilly

I’m very pleased with the treatment I am receiving, Darren is very professional and explains everything he is doing. I can feel a great improvement in my back since I started the treatment. I would strongly recommend Darren in the future.

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Blanca Saro

Thanks Darren for your great help. I have been suffering from lower back for the last months and Darren did a really good job. I could feel better from the very first moment after the treatment. I really recommend it.
September 6, 2014

Blanca Saro
Typhanie Jolivet

I suffered from back pain, then the appointment I feel reallly better. Thank you very much for your help and for the quickness of appointment.
November 4, 2014

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Ruth McClean

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Anita Arkins

For anybody looking for top quality Physio I can highly recommend Darren O Rourke PhysiCare, to any of my fitness friends if ur suffering with an injury give Darren a shout. I’ve gone to a fair few physio’s and have never been really that happy but Darren is excellent, and has really helped me with a lingering shoulder injury!

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Chris Meehan PT

I paid another visit to magic hands himself today, Darren O Rourke. Been suffering with lower back pain over the last few weeks from battering my body inside the gym, after some work today with Darren I felt pain free and manage to kill another great training session tonight. Highly recommend this guy to anyone suffering with muscle pain of any type. I’ll now be using Darren all the way through my training prep. Thanks again man

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Just had a session this morning with Darren and could not recommend him highly enough. Took a detailed history before starting the session so as he could better assess my individual needs. I went in with bad back pain and a curved spine. I left with a near straight spine and much better posture. I feel like a weight has been lifted and that’s after just one session. Can’t wait for the next one!! A+ care and attention to the patient, always making sure I was comfortable and not in too much pain throughout the hole session.



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