Feel Like You Again – Musculoskeletal Pain Relief
You wake up in the morning to a brand new day.
But before you can think, you feel the familiar aches and pains.
It might be in your back.
It could be in your neck.
Musculoskeletal conditions can affect any joint and there’s no better way to fix a problem than to start by learning what you can do about it.
Who doesn’t want to fix their aching joints and crackling bones?
Keep going to learn about some of the most common musculoskeletal problems and preventing them.
How Common Are Musculoskeletal Disorders?
When you think of musculoskeletal conditions, you might think it’s not such a big deal.
These types of injuries and pain are seen every day in the clinic.
Whether you work in a factory or have a desk job, you are at risk of having musculoskeletal issues.
Joint pain can prevent you from going to work, from playing with your kids, and significantly lower the quality of your life.
Lower Back and Neck Pain
One of the most common issues seen is lower back and neck pain. This can be caused by a combo of activities you do in everyday life that lead up to it over a period of time. Some of the most common causes of lower back and neck pain are:
- Sitting in the same position for hours at a time
- Lifting heavy objects using incorrect posture
- Repeatedly bending motions
- Incorrect posture
Don’t let lower back and neck pain take over your daily life.
Start taking notice of your posture and the way you move to prevent further problems.
Another common musculoskeletal problem is osteoarthritis.
This musculoskeletal condition causes pain in the knees, hands, spine, and hip joints. It’s the most common form of arthritis and affects millions of people worldwide. What causes osteoarthritis?
- Any type of joint injury from playing a certain sport to having an accident
- Daily stress on a particular joint
- Genetics can be a factor making you more likely to develop osteoarthritis
Although millions of people suffer from osteoarthritis, you can still reduce your pains by doing low impact exercises and maintaining a healthy weight.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is also one of many skeletal problems from overuse of a joint. People who spend their days at the keyboard are more likely to develop this condition.
Watching your form and relaxing your grip when working can help with the pain in your hand. It’s also a good idea to keep your hands warm if you work in a cold office to avoid any stiffness. What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?
- Repetitive use of one or both hands
- Types of Trauma or fracture to the wrist
- Poor positioning of wrists
We use our hands to do so many things on a daily basis. Lessen your chances of carpal tunnel by getting a supportive mouse pad, and paying attention to the position of your wrist.
Tendinitis is another common musculoskeletal condition that affects many. It occurs when tiny fragments of the tendon tear or get inflamed.
It can bring on swelling, pain, and impair the function of the joint.
It is most likely to affect the knees, shoulders, hips, elbows, wrists, and ankles.
What causes tendinitis to develop?
- sports injuries
- stress on soft tissues from bad posture
- conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis
Ease your pain by staying clear of activities that put too much stress on your tendons. You can also do targeted stretches to help with flare-ups.
How to Treat Musculoskeletal Conditions and Quick?
Whether your musculoskeletal conditions are from repetitive motion at work or from a sport you love, nobody likes joint pain.
You can do more than take an NSAID medication like ibuprofen around the clock to help you get back to feeling like yourself.
Different Ways to Treat Musculoskeletal Issues
For as many musculoskeletal issues there are, there are just as many ways to find relief. To ease any joint pain explore the following:
- Therapeutic massage
- Visiting a chiropractor
- Physical therapy with targeted exercises specific to your condition
- Alternating cold and hot therapy to release stiffness in joints
- Topical creams for arthritis relief
The above methods are great ways to relieve your aching joints. But, don’t forget to practice prevention too by watching your posture and taking it easy when doing activities that cause stress on joints.
Feel Like You Again
No matter if it’s through medication or chiropractic care, you deserve to feel like you again.
Visit our new patient page to learn more about all the types of musculoskeletal conditions.
Find ways to not only prevent them but to treat them so you can get back to feeling like yourself.
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