Musculoskeletal Specialist

Atlantic Health & Wellness Center

Weight Loss Clinic & Opioid Addiction Specialist located in West Palm Beach, FL

If you have any issues or conditions with your musculoskeletal system, the team of medical professionals at Atlantic Health & Wellness Center can help. From their state-of-the-art clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, Atlantic Health & Wellness Center provides a wide range of invasive and non-invasive treatments to alleviate your symptoms and treat your condition, like joint injections and trigger point injections, or therapy and medication. Get started today and schedule your visit by phone or online.

Musculoskeletal Q & A

What is the musculoskeletal system?

The components of your musculoskeletal system include your:

  • Bones
  • Muscles
  • Joints
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons 
  • Bursae

Your musculoskeletal system provides structure and stability for your body, in addition to facilitating its ability to move. 

What are musculoskeletal disorders?

“Musculoskeletal disorder” is a blanket term that refers to any condition that affects the proper functioning of your musculoskeletal system. Some of the more common musculoskeletal disorders include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Bone fractures

Musculoskeletal disorders are fairly common, and their likelihood increases depending on a number of factors, including your:

  • Age
  • Family history
  • Lifestyle
  • Occupation
  • Activity level

Participating in or performing activities that put a lot of stress on your musculoskeletal system can cause you to develop a musculoskeletal disorder, like lifting heavy weights, having poor posture, or slouching in front of a computer every day.

What are the symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders?

The precise symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders vary depending on the particular condition, but some common symptoms shared by many musculoskeletal disorders include:

  • Pain and dull aches
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Noises in your joints
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Inflammation and swelling

These symptoms can vary immensely in severity. In some cases, a musculoskeletal disorder might just be a minor annoyance. In other cases, it can entirely disrupt your ability to perform your daily tasks. 

How do you treat musculoskeletal disorders?

The team at Atlantic Health & Wellness Center offers a variety of invasive and non-invasive services to help you effectively treat your musculoskeletal disorder. Your provider works with you to determine a particular treatment plan based on your unique conditions, needs, and preferences. 

Depending on your situation, they might be able to treat your condition with non-invasive methods like physical therapy sessions and medication.

If your condition is more severe, they might recommend joint injections or trigger point injections. With joint injections, your provider injects medication directly into your joints that can reduce inflammation, provide relief from your pain, and help your body rebuild essential tissues. Some common joint injections include:

  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Placental tissue matrix (PTM) injections

Trigger point injections, on the other hand, involve injecting medication (usually corticosteroid) into any muscle tissue that’s knotted, won’t relax, or is causing you pain.

To learn more about how Atlantic Health & Wellness Center can treat your musculoskeletal condition, schedule a visit today by phone or online.