Muscle, Ligament, Tendon Pain
Muscle, Ligament, and Tendon Pain
The tendons and ligaments are the connective tissues that allow motion. They serve as a stabilizing force for a wide range of actions while enabling proper posture and body position. When someone damages their tendons or ligaments, the injury can have a ripple effect through the rest of the body, leading to numerous other debilitating conditions.
Causes of Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Pain
Direct trauma is the most common cause of injury. That can include everything from a steep fall to a car accident. People can also involuntarily jerk or twist their joints in an unnatural direction that results in sprains or strains.
Many musculoskeletal conditions are a result of overuse. This type of pain affects one-third of American adults and is among the most frequent work-related injuries. Extensive sitting, repetitive motions, and poor posture may cause conditions such as bursitis or tendonitis.
A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that serves as a cushion between bone and muscle. Overuse can inflame the bursa and result in bursitis. While overuse is the most common cause, people may also get bursitis through direct trauma to the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, or other joints.
Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon. It is especially likely when we overuse this connective tissue that exists between our muscles and bones. Some of the most commonly affected areas include the hands, hips, elbows, feet, and shoulders. Tendonitis occasionally goes by other names, such as runner's knee, swimmer's shoulder, and tennis elbow.
Symptoms of Tendon, Ligament, and Muscle Pain
The symptoms of musculoskeletal pain will vary from person to person and the severity of their condition. For instance, poor posture is likely to elicit a dull aching pain that emanates through the muscles. Conversely, an ankle sprain may have an inflammatory reaction along with tenderness and stinging. Some other general symptoms may include:
- A burning sensation
- Fatigue or restlessness
- Feeling overworked
- Inability to sleep soundly
- Localized or widespread pain that is tender to the touch
- Twitching muscles
While some tendon, ligament, and muscle pain is treatable at home, people should contact a medical professional if symptoms persist. A lingering condition can be a sign of severe damage. Bayshore Medical Group uses rehabilitative protocols and regenerative medicine to treat pain and inflammatory symptoms without surgery. Our process, known as RPM Injury, stimulates your body's natural mechanisms in order to be able to restore damaged tissue. If you are living with chronic soft tissue pain, contact Bayshore Medical to learn how our medical professionals can help.