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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders refer to conditions that affect the muscles, bones, and joints as a whole. These disorders can cause pain, discomfort, and limitations in movement and function, affecting a person’s ability to participate in certain activities or carry out regular daily activities.

There are a wide range of disorders that can affect a person’s musculoskeletal system. These disorders can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, injuries, and lifestyle factors such as poor posture, improper seating or a sedentary lifestyle.

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Common Musculoskeletal Disorders

Examples of muscular skeletal disorders include:

  • Arthritis: A group of conditions that cause inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and difficulty with movement.

  • Osteoporosis: A condition in which the bones become weak and brittle, increasing the risk of fractures.

  • Scoliosis: A condition in which the spine is curved to the side, leading to problems with posture and body mechanics.

  • Back pain: Pain in the lower back that can be caused by a variety of factors, including muscle strain, disc problems, and arthritis.

  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons, which can cause pain and difficulty with movement.

  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, which are small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.

  • Fractures: A break in a bone that can cause pain and difficulty with movement.

If you are experiencing symptoms of a muscular skeletal disorder, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider or a physiotherapist. They can assess your condition and provide guidance on the most appropriate treatment options for your specific situation.

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