The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines musculoskeletal disorders as injuries caused by repetitive motions, awkward positions, overexertion, and vibrations. They typically affect ligaments, nerves, tendons, and muscles in the arms, legs, back, and neck. It’s common for people to suffer from musculoskeletal disorders if their job requires them to lift, push, pull, have good posture, work in cold conditions, and operate vibrating machinery and tools.
If you suffer from joint pain in Marco Island, our physicians can put together a musculoskeletal disorder treatment plan for you. We will evaluate your condition and determine which techniques will work best for you. Call Naples Community Injury Center at (239) 631-5445 to set up an appointment today.
Common Types of Musculoskeletal Disorders We Treat
The World Health Organization (WHO) affirms that musculoskeletal disorders are a top cause of disability. What’s more, upwards of 1.7 billion people around the world suffer from such conditions. Common musculoskeletal disorders we treat at Naples Community Injury Center include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome: Per Mayo Clinic, when the median nerve located in the palm side of the wrist becomes compressed, carpal tunnel syndrome may occur. You may experience tingling, weakness, or numbness in the hands and fingers (except the little finger).
- Muscle strains: An injury to the fibrous tissue that connects the bones and muscle constitutes a muscle strain. Sometimes, the muscle overstretches (pulled muscle), and other times, it tears. You might experience muscle spasms and weakness, swelling, and pain. People most often suffer muscle strains in the lower back and hamstring.
- Sprains: MedlinePlus describes a muscle sprain as an overstretched or torn ligament. A ligament connects the joint to the bones. Sprains usually occur in the ankle or wrist, and signs include swelling, bruising, and a lack of mobility.
- Tendonitis: According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, tendons are strong cords that link bones and muscles together. When a tendon sheath becomes inflamed, it can cause pain, swelling, and inflammation. This injury can occur anywhere in the body.
- Arthritis: The CDC says that arthritis is the number one work disability in the United States. Arthritis is a joint disease or pain that can affect multiple parts of the body.
If you don’t see the type of musculoskeletal disorder you’re suffering from in this list, we may still be able to help you. We treat all kinds of injuries at our practice, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more.
Musculoskeletal Disorder Treatments We Offer to Our Marco Island Patients
If you suffer from musculoskeletal or joint pain, we may recommend one or more of the following treatments to help you start feeling better than ever:
- Chiropractic adjustments: We will manipulate your spine or joints and force them into realignment to help alleviate pressure on the nerves and muscles, as well as support proper posture.
- Massage therapy: This ancient treatment will create space between joints, relieve nerve compression and muscle tension, and heal scar tissue.
- Ultrasound therapy: We will deliver sound waves into soft tissues to reduce inflammation and improve blood flow.
- Electrical stimulation: We will place electrodes around your wound and transmit magnetic pulses to ease the pain.
- Strength training and stretching: Building muscle and flexibility will help you keep good posture and prevent re-injury.
How will we know which method(s) is best for you? We will carry out a physical exam and ask you questions about your condition, like when it started, where you feel pain, if you have any triggers, and how often you experience this discomfort. Sometimes, we will have you undergo X-rays or MRIs to get the clearest picture of what you’re experiencing.
We will gauge your treatment as it progresses and adjust it accordingly. It’s normal to experience flare-ups from time to time. However, if you’re having more bad days than good, let us know right away so we can find out a better alternative.
If You Suffered a Musculoskeletal Disorder in a Marco Island Accident
If you sustained a musculoskeletal disorder due to a work incident or a traffic crash, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your losses. Part of your losses would include the medical expenses you’ve accumulated from seeing our physicians for treatment. You can request reimbursement for them in an insurance claim or lawsuit. However, you need more than just your word- you need evidence to reach this outcome.
Our team can help you with this journey. For example, we can give you our testimony describing your condition, how it started, and how it’s affected your life. Then, we will give a detailed analysis of your treatment and how well you’re responding to it. We will also supply you with a copy of the invoices and bills for your appointments, medications we prescribed you, and any equipment we had you purchase or rent from us.
Then, you can compile all this information and present it to the opposing party and their insurance and legal representatives. Doing these administrative tasks while you’re trying to heal can be difficult, though. With that, you may want to consider retaining legal representation. We can refer you to a law firm that takes cases similar to yours, so you can put all your focus on your rebuilding your health and life.
Check Out What Our Patients Said About Seeking Treatment From Our Team
We have helped hundreds of patients get back on their feet after sustaining injuries. Here are a couple of their reviews:
“NCIC were comforting and helped us heal and get through to a quick recovery. I would highly recommend them and if I ever need services they without a doubt will be my first choice!!! Thank you NCIC team, keep up the great work.” – Tara F.
“Great experience from all staff at this office. Very helpful and attentive to patient needs and very accommodating.” – Ervin S.
Call Us to Begin Your Marco Island Muscular Disorder Treatment Today
Stop powering through the pain and take action to start living a pain-free life. Call Naples Community Injury Center at (23) 631-5445 to learn more.