Musculoskeletal injuries are notorious for causing sudden and often extreme pain. However, the pain that begins with an injury can also turn into long-lasting pain, especially if you don’t get prompt treatment. Martin Quiroga, DO, MBA, and Eduardo Otero Loperena, MD, at Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine have extensive sports medicine experience. They provide comprehensive diagnostic services followed by customized treatment to relieve your pain and restore your wellbeing. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Warren, Michigan, or book online today.
Musculoskeletal injuries affect your muscles, bones, joints, nerves, and supporting tissues. The tissues that support your musculoskeletal system include ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and other connective tissues.
A few of the most common musculoskeletal injuries include:
These conditions typically occur following a sports injury, overuse injury, fall, or car accident. However, you can also develop a musculoskeletal injury from suddenly increasing the intensity of your activities or not using the proper technique during sports and work activities.
No matter where your injury occurs, musculoskeletal injuries typically cause symptoms such as:
When you suffer an acute (sudden) injury, pain and other symptoms rapidly appear. By comparison, your symptoms gradually develop when you suffer an overuse injury.
If you repeatedly perform the same movement, your soft tissues develop tiny tears. Getting rest between activities lets these tears heal. Without enough rest, the tears and symptoms gradually worsen until you end up with a full-blown rupture.
The first line of treatment includes limiting your activity, immobilizing the limb or joint, and taking medications to relieve the pain and reduce inflammation. As your pain improves, you start physical therapy to promote healing and restore strength and function.
If your pain doesn’t improve or the pain from your injury turns into a chronic (ongoing) pain syndrome, you need the treatments available at Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine.
When your pain persists, Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine offers a wide range of interventional procedures that effectively ease the pain and allow you to engage in the physical therapy you need to fully heal.
After a thorough physical exam and diagnostic imaging as needed, your provider may recommend treatments such as:
Different interventional treatments target pain that originates anywhere in your body, offering relief from neck, back, knee, hip, shoulder, leg, and arm pain.
If you suffer a musculoskeletal injury and need help with your pain, don’t wait to schedule an appointment at Michigan Advanced Pain & Spine. Call the office or request a consultation online today.