5 Common Musculoskeletal Conditions

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Musculoskeletal conditions come in various forms and are the second largest contributor of physical disabilities. In fact, statistics from World Health Organization indicate that 1 out of 3 people have a painful musculoskeletal disease.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome affects the median nerve in your hand. Intense or frequent pressure exerted on the nerve damages it, causing pain and numbness in the thumb and first three fingers.

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Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include stiffness after sleep, occasional tingling, numbness of the wrists or hand, and continued pain. The individual may also experience discomfort near the elbow and on the arm.

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that affects over 4.8 million individuals. Being the most common type of arthritis, it affects the shoulder, wrist, and hip as well as the elbow and knee joints, causing immense pain. The disintegration of cartilage is what causes this condition.

Symptoms of osteoarthritis include limited functioning, constant pain, and stiffness of the affected joint. It also impacts the person’s quality of life.

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff refers to the group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder joint. When the rotator cuff tendons are used to do heavy lifting or face sudden strong impact, it results in the tearing of the tissue. This restricts the person’s ability to move and rotate their arms.

Symptoms of rotator cuff tears include weakness in the arm, limited mobility, and a sharp ache in the shoulder joint. Sleep patterns may also be affected by this musculoskeletal condition.

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Tendinopathy

When the tendons connecting muscles to the bones sustain an injury, it results in tendinopathy.  The tendons can become irritated and inflamed, or degenerative, causing pain and possible tearing. Tennis elbow, jumper’s knee, and swimmer’s shoulder are all examples of tendinopathy.

Symptoms for this musculoskeletal condition include swelling, redness, and stiffness at the affected site. Individuals may also experience a gradual loss of motion.

Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

Chronic musculoskeletal pain occurs when the muscle tissues get damaged or worn out after excessive use. Additionally, trauma to the muscles can also cause persistent pain in the affected area. Repetitive movements, fractures, direct blows, imbalanced  muscle movement, and postural strain, can all contribute to chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Apart from lingering pain, individuals also experience soreness, sleeping difficulties, and limited mobility. The loss of range of motion affects the overall functioning of the person, and they’re unable to continue with their regular activities.

Using Stem Cells for Musculoskeletal Conditions

Various researches have shown the effectiveness of stem cell therapy for treating the aforementioned musculoskeletal conditions. Evidence has been found for stem cells being particularly useful for improving tendon healing and promoting cartilage regeneration.  Regenerative medicine provides safe and result-inducing solutions for healing ligament tears and damaged muscles, serving as an excellent alternative to surgical procedures.

The skilled staff and doctors at RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy are located in Cambridge, Thornhill, and Toronto, ON.

Call them at 1 855 847-3975 or make an appointment now to learn more about their regenerative stem cell therapy services!

 

About the author

Nancy

Nancy

I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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