Muscle & Joint Pain
Chronic Muscle Pain and Spasm
Muscle pain and spasms occur from spontaneous muscle contractions. Muscle pain often occur from overused, damaged or inflammatory conditions. Acute muscle spasms are involuntary responses to muscle overexertion, pain or fatigue. It could resolve in a short period of time, but sometimes stay longer.
Muscle spasm also, could be as a result of serious neurological conditions, which requires further investigation and management.
Muscle pain and spasms can be diagnosed by performing a thorough neurological and physical examination. Treatment involves pain relieving or muscle relaxant medication and treating the underlying neurological or systemic diseases.
Joints are connections where two bones meet to provide mobility in our body. Joint pain may be caused due to various conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, strains, gout, bursitis, sprains and other injuries. Pain is also a feature of joint inflammation, infection or tumours in the joint.
Joint pain can be mild or debilitating, and can be either long term (chronic) or short term (acute) pain. This type of pain may cause swelling in the joints and affect your motion and quality of life.
Joint pain can be treated with pain and anti-inflammatory medications such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s), muscle relaxants and antiepileptic drugs. Your doctor may also suggest physical therapy or steroid, Durolane and biological therapy injections at the region of pain to relieve joint pain and improve your daily muscle and joint function.
If needed, you could be referred to see an Orthopaedic surgeon or Neurosurgeon.