Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSDs are injuries and disorders that affect the human body's movement or musculoskeletal system i.e. muscle, tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, nerves, etc.. MSDs can affect all major areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, wrists, arms, back, hips, legs, knees, feet, etc. MSDs present as chronic pain, nagging aches, stiff joints, and swelling. Common MSDs include:

  • Achilles' Tendinopathy
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Tendinitis  
  • Muscle Strain
  • de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Muscle Strain
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

MSDs are usually treated using conservative methods e.g. OTC medication, prescription medication, physiotherapy, massage therapy, cortisone injections, acupuncture, chiropractic, etc.. When one has exhausted these options, but still experiences pain or discomfort, one should consider RIT