Symptoms Of Musculoskeletal Pain

Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain are a result of injury or disease affecting the bones, muscles and other connective tissues in your body, such as ligaments and tendons. Musculoskeletal pain can be localized to one area or widespread, as with conditions such as fibromyalgia. It can also come and go, which is called episodic pain. It may feel sharp and short-lived or it may be constant and lasting for months, which is called chronic pain.

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Services is estimated that around 18% of the European population is living with moderate to severe chronic musculoskeletal pain. Pain related to musculoskeletal disorders can cause significant disability, loss of quality of life and a negative impact on work productivity. Pain can be divided into neuropathic, nociceptive, nociplastic and idiopathic pain and can affect any part of the body.

Pain is caused by the way your central nervous system responds to signals from the musculoskeletal system. It is a warning signal that something is wrong, and this can be due to many factors, including an injury, overuse or illness. The musculoskeletal system is made up of bones, muscles and joints and these support the weight of the body, protect internal organs and allow movement. Pain can occur when any of these structures become inflamed or damaged and this can lead to stiffness, swelling and a reduction in the normal range of motion.

The most common Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain is back pain, followed by neck and shoulder pain and joint pain such as those of the knee, hip, wrist and elbow. These problems can be due to poor posture, overuse or an accident. Some people have a family history of musculoskeletal pain, and some diseases such as arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are associated with this type of pain.

People living with musculoskeletal pain experience a number of symptoms, including aching and stiffness in their muscles and joints, fatigue, sleep disturbances and stress. The pain can be achy or sharp and can be felt in one particular area, such as the back, or it can spread across the entire body, which is usually what happens when someone has a condition such as fibromyalgia.

Musculoskeletal pain can be a difficult condition to live with, but it is important to find ways to reduce the burden on yourself and your family. This includes finding a hobby or interest that you can get involved with, to help keep you busy and boost your mood. It is also a good idea to get some regular exercise, which can help to ease muscle and joint stiffness and increase your mobility. You should avoid isolating yourself, as this can make you more stressed and increase your sensitivity to pain. Instead, seek the company of friends and try to stay socially active as much as possible. If you are having trouble managing your pain, you can also talk to a mental health professional. This could include a counsellor or psychologist who can help you deal with the psychological and emotional impact of your pain.

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