Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, and bones. The pain associated with musculoskeletal pain ranges from mild to severe and from acute and short-lived to chronic and may be well localized to area of trauma or injury or diffuse throughout the body depending on the etiology.
EVALUATING YOUR CONDITION
What causes musculoskeletal pain?
The causes of musculoskeletal pain are varied. Musculoskeletal pain may be due to trauma (tendon tears, ligament sprains, bone fractures), overuse injuries, or postural strain. Change in posture or body mechanics may cause spinal alignment problems and/or muscle shortening and pain. Injury or chronic degeneration are the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain.
What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain?
- Body aches