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Musculoskeletal Pain

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Musculoskeletal pain refers to pain in the bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves and tendons. This pain can either be felt in one specific area of the body such as the lower back and knee, or throughout the entire body. 

The discomfort might range from minor to severe, where the pain interferes with daily activities. There are two general types of musculoskeletal pain – acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is defined as pain that occurs abruptly and lasts for a brief period of time. On the other hand, chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for more than three months. 

The causes of musculoskeletal pain may sometimes be clear, such as being the result of precipitating events. Such events include falls, accidents or even exercise, which can force the body into abnormal positions. This could result in a muscle tear or strain, pain in the ribs or knee or feeling tenderness in the affected area. 

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Apart from these milestone events, musculoskeletal pain may also arise from seemingly harmless everyday lifestyles. For instance, after a few months of continual typing, an office worker’s wrists may begin to ache. Similarly, crouching in front of a computer screen for extended periods of time can strain the muscles in the body and may increase an individual’s risk of developing neck and lower back pain. Those who do not lead an active lifestyle may also suffer from musculoskeletal aches and knee pain from joint stress that results from deconditioning or weight gain.

The most common signs and symptoms of musculoskeletal pain include:

  • Stiffness 

  • Swelling

  • Redness 

  • Soreness in the affected area

  • Limited movement of the affected area or pain when moving the affected area

  • A popping sound when moving the joint

  • Muscle twitches and spasms

  • Pain in the ribs 

  • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping due to the pain

Musculoskeletal Pain Treatment at Affinity Pain Clinic

When a persistent ache or strain is left untreated, it may result in chronic pain. Even if an individual with chronic musculoskeletal pain has recovered from the initial injury, the discomfort may continue to be present. This is because the pain signals are activated and magnified. While medication can help alleviate the pain temporarily, external sources may aggravate the site of pain, resulting in more than one pain source. A medical professional in Singapore can help to identify the possible sources of pain and develop a treatment plan through thorough assessments. 

At Affinity Pain Clinic, we take pride in providing pleasant and safe muscle tear and musculoskeletal pain treatment in Singapore. Our team of qualified and skilled professionals work hard to ensure that all our patients have a quick and comfortable recovery. 
Schedule an appointment today at +65 6429 1335 and entrust your rehabilitation to us.

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