Pain Care Specialist Clinic offers treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries. We see any person aged ten years and above suffering from soft tissue or problems that are affecting a joint or the lower back. It is common for a patient to present with a sports injury or soft tissue problems, such as ligament sprains, bursitis, arthritis and tendinopathy at a consultation.
When you arrive for a consultation, you will be welcomed into the clinic by our musculoskeletal specialist. She will start by performing a thorough examination of the affected body part and discussing your symptoms with you. The examination will be followed with a diagnostic ultrasound scan that will identify any soft tissue damage, such as inflammation of a bursae, arthritis and tears in tendons, muscles or ligaments.
Once you have been examined, the musculoskeletal specialist will have a clinical discussion with you about your diagnosis and the different treatment options that are available to you. The specialist will outline an individualized treatment plan with you, whilst also offering general medical advice on your lifestyle to improve the efficacy of any possible treatment.
Pain Care Specialist Clinic offers a unique experience to their patients which allows them to have an examination, diagnostic scan and receive a personalized treatment plan in one visit. It is also possible for the patient to have their first injection during their initial consultation.
What Are The Causes Of Musculoskeletal Pain?
Anyone can experience musculoskeletal pain. It is most often caused by an injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves. This can be caused by jerking movements, car accidents, falls, fractures, sprains, dislocations, and direct blows to the muscle.
Musculoskeletal pain can also be caused by overuse. Pain from overuse affects 33% of adults. Lower back pain from overuse is the most common work-related diagnosis in Western society.
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
Fatigue and sensation of burning in your muscles