Musculoskeletal Disorders

What are Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Musculoskeletal disorders affect our muscles, joints, tendons, and the tissue around them.

These disorders can cause a lot of pain and sometimes make it hard for people to work or do regular things.

A survey in 2016 showed that 55% of people with musculoskeletal disorders felt they weren't getting enough medical care.

Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal pain can happen in different body parts and have various causes. Here are some common problems:

  • Back Pain - Often from straining your back during sports or heavy lifting activities. A slipped disc is one possible cause.

  • Sciatica - Pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs due to pressure on the sciatic nerve.

  • Osteoarthritis - Pain and stiffness from swollen tendons around your joints. It's more common in older people.

  • Osteoporosis - Fragile bones that can break easily, especially from falls.

  • Tendonitis - Swelling in the tendons that connect muscles to bones.

How to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorders

Your muscles, bones, and joints may weaken as you age. This increases the chances of developing a musculoskeletal disorder later in life. Taking care of your body from a young age can help reduce the risk of such issues.

Regular exercise to strengthen your muscles, joints, and bones is a great way to prevent problems. It's also important to maintain good posture and try to avoid doing repetitive movements too often. These simple steps can make a big difference in keeping your body healthy as you age.

Musculoskeletal Treatment Online

When it comes to musculoskeletal problems, everyone is different. The treatment you receive will depend on your symptoms and the cause of your pain.

Our friendly and experienced doctors will talk to you about your symptoms and provide the help you need. You can have a video appointment with them using your smartphone, tablet, or computer from your home. This is especially helpful if you don't live near a clinic or have trouble getting around.

Waiting a long time for prescriptions and referrals can make your pain and discomfort worse. Our doctors can give you a prescription right away if necessary, and they can also refer you to a specialist like a physiotherapist for further treatment if needed.