Stop musculoskeletal pain in its tracks—before it stops you

Musculoskeletal pain affects the muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones throughout the body. And it can leave you feeling achy, tired or unmotivated throughout the day. This type of pain can be localized in one area or systemic (widespread throughout the body). It can be acute (sudden and severe onset) or chronic (long-lasting).

In addition to trauma and daily wear and tear, musculoskeletal pain may also be a byproduct of various forms of arthritis, osteoporosis or gout.

Understanding the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain

Symptoms of musculoskeletal pain depend on the person as well as the root cause. Common symptoms may include:

  • Localized or widespread pain that worsens with movement
  • Aching or stiffness of the entire body
  • Feeling as though your muscles have been pulled or overworked
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle twitches
  • A sensation of burning in the muscles

If you or a loved one is experiencing undiagnosed musculoskeletal pain, the skilled physicians at Arthritis & Rheumatology Associates of Palm Beach can help. We’ll conduct a thorough physical examination and medical history and perform certain diagnostic tests like x-rays, biopsies and blood work. These tests help us diagnose the root cause of your pain so we can develop a tailored treatment plan and help you feel better, faster.

Treating musculoskeletal pain with leading-edge techniques

Our board-certified physicians can help alleviate your acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain that isn’t responding to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories with proven techniques such as:

  • Localized injections (with anti-inflammatory medications) in or around the painful areas
  • Joint aspirations, or removing excess fluid from the space around a joint, to relieve pain associated with swelling
  • Muscle strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • On-site x-ray and ultrasound imaging to help you get the answers you need—faster

Our physicians have extensive knowledge and experience with musculoskeletal pain, particularly when associated with rheumatologic and inflammatory disorders. To learn more or schedule an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page to find a location near you. We’re proud to be one of the largest and most highly regarded rheumatology practices in the country.