Joint & Tendon Disease
Musculoskeletal pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. It can be acute or chronic (long-lasting). Musculoskeletal pain can be localized in one area, or widespread.
Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Any damage to the joints from disease or injury can interfere with your movement and cause a lot of pain. Many different conditions can lead to painful joints, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days. Knee pain was the most common complaint, followed by shoulder and hip pain, but joint pain can affect any part of your body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. As you get older, painful joints become increasingly more common. Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse.
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.
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
- Sleep disturbances
- Twitching muscles
- The sensation of & “burning” in your muscles
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. If the symptoms persist, we would be happy to see you at K2 Restorative medicine and evaluate if you are a candidate for PRP therapy.