What is Musculoskeletal Pain

Muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and other musculoskeletal system tissues all experience pain, which is known as musculoskeletal pain. It may be brought on by several factors, such as trauma, overuse, inflammation, or underlying medical disorders. Mild to severe musculoskeletal pain can be either acute or chronic in origin.

Types of Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Back pain: A ache in the upper, middle, or lower back frequently brought on by strained muscles, ruptured discs, or spinal problems.

  • Neck pain: A pain or stiffness in the neck that is typically caused by bad posture, tight muscles, or deteriorating cervical spine structures.

  • Joint pain: It is discomfort in one or more joints, such as the wrists, shoulders, hips, or knees. This pain can be exacerbated by bursitis, arthritis, and overuse injuries.

  • Muscular pain: Overuse, muscular strain, or fibromyalgia are common causes of muscular pain,

  • Tendonitis: Tendon inflammation that causes discomfort, soreness, and a restricted range of motion.

Common Conditions under Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Osteoarthritis: A degenerative joint ailment that impairs mobility and causes pain, stiffness, and loss of joint cartilage.

  • Rheumatoid: arthritis is an autoimmune disease resulting in pain, swelling, and joint deformity.

  • Fibromyalgia: Widespread musculoskeletal pain, tiredness, erratic sleeping habits, and painful areas typify a long-term condition called fibromyalgia.

  • Sprains and strains: Injuries to ligaments (sprains) or muscles/tendons (strains), often caused by sudden trauma or repetitive motions.

  • Osteoporosis: A condition characterized by weakened bones, increasing the risk of fractures and associated pain.

Causes of Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Injury such as fractures, sprains, or strains.
  • Overuse or repetitive motions.
  • Poor posture or ergonomics.
  • Inflammation, as seen in arthritis or tendonitis.
  • Degenerative changes, such as in osteoarthritis or disc herniation.
  • Autoimmune conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Infections affecting the musculoskeletal system.

Symptoms of Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Stiffness or limited range of motion.
  • Swelling or inflammation.
  • Muscle weakness or fatigue.
  • Tenderness or sensitivity to touch.
  • Difficulty performing daily activities.

Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Pain

This may include

  • Medical history: Discussion of symptoms, duration, and potential triggers.

  • Physical examination: Assessing the affected area, looking for signs of inflammation, tenderness, or limited mobility.

  • Imaging tests: X-rays, MRI scans, or CT scans to visualize the musculoskeletal structures and identify any abnormalities or damage.

  • Testing at a lab: Blood tests to look for signs of inflammation or certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Interventional Pain Management of Musculoskeletal Pain

  • Joint injections: Injecting drugs (such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid) directly into the painful or inflamed joint.

  • Trigger point injections: Injecting a local anesthetic or medication into specific trigger points in muscles to relieve pain and improve muscle function.

  • Radiofrequency ablation: Using heat generated by radio waves to temporarily disrupt nerve signals and provide long-lasting pain relief in the affected area.

  • Spinal cord stimulation: Implanting a device near the spinal cord to deliver electrical impulses that modify or block pain signals, providing relief for chronic musculoskeletal pain.


At Kerur Pain Care, we understand the impact that musculoskeletal pain can have on your daily life. Our team of skilled medical specialists focuses on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain and provides individualized care that catered to your unique requirements. We work to reduce pain, restore function, and improve your overall health by combining conservative approaches, interventional pain management methods, and rehabilitation procedures. Book an appointment with us right now to arrange a consultation and begin your journey to musculoskeletal pain treatment.