physiotherapy for musculoskeletal pain

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what is musculoskeletal pain?

Musculoskeletal pain affects parts of the locomotor system such as bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. The pain can be both acute and chronic. Acute pain usually has a rapid onset with severe symptoms while chronic pain lasts for a long period of time. 

As far as the pain points are concerned, you may feel discomfort in one area or have widespread pain. The causes of musculoskeletal pain vary from person to person and are as follows: 

  • Injury in the body part
  • Strains and sprain
  • Fractures
  • Other health conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis

Musculoskeletal pain is typically common in people of older age but the can happen to anyone irrespective of their gender. 

how does physiotherapy help in musculoskeletal pain?

Although a number of musculoskeletal pain medications are available in the market, physiotherapy is still considered one of the best treatment options. Musculoskeletal physiotherapy aims not only on treating the pain but also on strengthening the body for avoiding any further injury in the future. 

It involves a number of treatment options that affect how you move your muscles and bones together. Be it your back, neck, shoulder, or feet, physiotherapy has different exercises for each body part. 

Below are some of the way physiotherapy can help you during musculoskeletal pain:

  • It helps in diagnosing the source of the pain.
  • Physiotherapy offers treatment to reduce and relieve pain effectively.
  • It works best for chronic pain where even medications do not prove effective.
  • It also helps in identifying how you can manage the pain if it ever occurs in the future. 
  • It also teaches you how to prevent activities that can aggravate pain and worsen the condition. 
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapy educates you about exercise and movements that improve recovery while increasing flexibility and strength in your muscles and tendons.

types of physiotherapy in musculoskeletal pain

Depending on the location and severity of the musculoskeletal pain, the physiotherapist makes a treatment plan involving two or more methods. Some of the common types of physiotherapy used in pain related to muscle, tendon, ligament, or joint are as follows: 

  • Manual therapy involving joint mobilizations to free up the movement of stiff areas
  • Massaging the muscles and joints to allow them to loosen up
  • Stretching exercises
  • Balance and coordination exercises
  • Structured exercise plan as per your condition to reduce pain and strengthen weak muscles
  • Electrotherapy to relieve pain
  • Acupuncture in combination with other exercises
  • Chronic pain management with a hands-on guide

To make sure you get the best results, your physiotherapist will offer a combination of treatments. Not just this, he or she will also educate you about physiotherapy and teach you effective methods that can help you prevent musculoskeletal pain. 

when do you need physiotherapy?

Some of the most common musculoskeletal that may require physiotherapy are listed below: 

  • Joint pain conditions such as gout, arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
  • Pain in neck or bones
  • Muscular conditions like sarcopenia
  • Bone issues such as osteoporosis and osteopenia
  • Trauma or injury
  • Paediatric orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions

If you or any of your loved one experiences any of these musculoskeletal conditions, do not hesitate in contacting a physiotherapist. Timely treatment can provide proper relief and avoid further complications. Also, when planning to consult a physical therapist, always check their experience and qualifications to get the proper care.

how can portea help?

Since there are many physiotherapists available for musculoskeletal conditions, choosing the right one for you can quite be a difficult task. From experience and specialty to timing and charges, you need to consider a lot of factors before zeroing in on one physiotherapist. 

In such a situation, Portea can be a great partner. We have a panel of some of the best physiotherapists who can offer you the right treatment at affordable prices. Below are some other reasons how Portea can help you: 

  • We offer consultation slots that suit your timing. Just visit our website and check which time is best for you. 
  • Our physiotherapists are not just well experienced and qualified but also empathetic and caring towards patients. 
  • You can rely on Portea when it comes to having the stet-of-the-art machinery. We have the most up-to-date medical apparatus for diagnosis and treatment.
  • We also offer cashback on our physiotherapy sessions making it more affordable for you. 
  • You don’t need to visit the clinic for therapy. Just make an appointment on Portea and our experts can visit you at home on timings that are comfortable for you.
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