Everything, including our muscles, bones, and joints, ages over time due to use and exposure to the elements. The aging process includes coins, tires, furnishings, toys, and books. There is no escaping the reality that our risk of suffering from excruciating musculoskeletal disorders rises as we age. The muscles, bones and associated organs are affected by these conditions.
Chronic musculoskeletal conditions and their role in joint pain
Other factors, in addition to age, can increase your risk for severe orthopedic injuries. Among these are your family background, profession, way of life, and particular activities, such as lifting heavy objects, performing the same motions repeatedly, or adopting poor posture. Arthritis is generally the underlying cause of pain stemming from various joints. Arthritis-causing disorders can differ concerning specific respects, such as the following:
- Viral infections
- A joint disease’s development or a flare-up of a currently existing chronic joint disorder (such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis)
- Calcium pyrophosphate rheumatism or gout (previously called pseudogout)
- Infectious diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis (in adults)
- Idiopathic arthritis in children
- The vertebrae and extremity joints can be vulnerable to certain chronic inflammatory diseases (called the peripheral joints). Some more commonly affect certain areas of the spine. For instance, rheumatoid arthritis typically affects the neck’s upper (cervical) portion, whereas ankylosing spondylitis more frequently affects the spine’s lower (lumbar) part.
Your physician will suggest a therapy strategy if an orthopedic disorder is identified. It might encompass everything from light exercise to over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen to physical or occupational treatment. By adopting healthy lifestyle practices like regular exercise and stretching to keep your bones, joints, and muscles strong, you can help avoid musculoskeletal disorders. Additionally, you can prevent back pain by avoiding repetitive motions, lifting heavy objects with caution, and keeping excellent posture.
Fibromyalgia, Polymyalgia rheumatica, bursitis, and tendinitis are the most prevalent conditions outside of the joints that result in discomfort around the joints. Injury frequently leads to bursitis and tendonitis, which typically only affect one joint. But in many joints, certain diseases can lead to bursitis or tendonitis.
Musculoskeletal discomfort typically gets better with the correct care. An underlying disease may cause musculoskeletal pain, and treating that condition may help relieve symptoms. Speak with a healthcare provider if pain affects your ability to function or your ability to go about your everyday activities. Get medical attention immediately if a sudden injury has left you in excruciating agony.
Musculoskeletal and Join Pain Treatment with Dearborn & Associates
Dearborn & Associates provides a wide range of noninvasive treatment choices for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal-related pain. To improve your well-being, we will collaborate with you at every stage. Dr. Danielle Dearborn is a skilled physician who can help you navigate your chronic pain. She can guide you through clinical treatments that have to be done in the office, and she can guide you through pain-management techniques at home. Medication isn’t always the only answer. Sometimes, it takes a variety of techniques to treat chronic pain. Call us at (510) 818-7200 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dearborn today!