The causes of musculoskeletal injuries and their associated pain are many and can vary widely. Muscle tissue can be damaged through the mechanics of daily work or other activities, athletic activities or some sort of external trauma to the affected area. Other causes of musculoskeletal pain can include: poor posture, repetitive stress injury, overuse, and a prolonged immobilization of the area. Poor posture and harmful body mechanics may bring about musculoskeletal problems and sometimes even muscle shortening, which can become problematic and become painful.
Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Pain
Common symptoms of musculoskeletal pain are:
- Disturbed sleep
Medfast Urgent Care Centers offer fast, professional medical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. Our average wait time to see patients is less than an hour, compared to Hospital Emergency Rooms, which can sometimes take longer than three to four hours and are much more expensive. We are professionally staffed with highly-skilled, licensed doctors and nurses, and fully equipped to handle testing and treatment for musculoskeletal injuries.
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