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Musculoskeletal Disorders Burlington

Musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders are a group of conditions that involve the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Issues related to these disorders can cause pain and difficulty moving. These issues can affect any part of the body and can be caused by a variety of factors, including repetitive movement, awkward postures, and poor ergonomics.

It is a leading cause of pain and disability in Canada, affecting millions of workers each year. They can cause significant lost time from work and can be expensive to treat.

According to “BMC Public Health in their article ‘A total of 1.2 million Musculoskeletal Disorders claims were compensated for time-loss in the Canadian and Australian jurisdictions during 2004 – 2013. This resulted in time-loss equivalent to 239,345 years in the Canadian jurisdictions and 321,488 years in the Australian jurisdictions.’ “

There are a lot of work-related musculoskeletal disorders.  Early diagnosis and treatment of these conditions is essential in preventing pain, disability, and lost time from work. It is important to learn about the risk factors and signs and symptoms of these disorders so that you can seek treatment early if you experience any problems.

It is a condition that causes pain in the bones, joints, or muscles. Common causes of it are injury, overuse, or inflammation. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, and swelling in the affected area.

There are various methods of treating these disorders which include medication, physical therapy, and exercise. In many cases, you may have to undergo surgery based on the extent of the injury and the level of physical function you’re hoping to achieve. For example, for professional sports players, surgery is usually the course in case of a tendon tear or rupture as they hope to achieve the maximum level of function and activity putting a lot of demand on the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal pain treated at an early stage is often the best course of action. It reduces the risk factors of the injury getting more severe and the need for surgery.

How is musculoskeletal
Pain Diagnosed?

Your doctor will likely start with a physical exam. They will ask you questions about your symptoms and medical history. They will also want to know about your work environment and any previous injuries you may have had.

After the physical exam, your doctor may order imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans, to get a better look at the affected area. They may also order blood tests to check for inflammation or other problems.

Once the tests are done, your doctor will be able to diagnose the cause of your pain and recommend treatment options.

Neck pain

According to an article published by the “thebmj, studies have found that the number of people suffering from neck pain increased from 164.3 million in 1990 to 288.7 million in 2017 Globally.” An average of 25.5 million North Americans suffer from Neck Pain annually.

Neck pain is one of the most common types of Musculoskeletal Disorders. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, awkward positioning, repetitive motions, and muscle pain or injury. 

It can range from mild to debilitating, and it can be accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and fatigue.

If you are suffering from neck pain, our team of experts can help. We will assess your individual situation and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. We offer a variety of services, including physiotherapy, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Contact us today to book an appointment.

Back pain

As per the Canadian Chiropractic Association around 11 million people in Canada suffer from back pain because of some injury or some other reason.

It is another common type of Musculoskeletal Disorder. The factors causing back pain are similar to the factors that cause Neck pain but it can cause other related neurological disorders. 

It is important to maintain good posture and have an ergonomic setup to help avoid back pain. It is also important to exercise and maintain a healthy weight to help decrease the repetitive strain injuries on the spine.

There are many different treatments for back pain, depending on the severity of the pain. Some people may only need over-the-counter medication, while others may require physiotherapy, chiropractic care, or surgery.


Whiplash is a type of neck injury that can occur when the head is suddenly and forcefully jerked forward or backward. This can damage the muscles, ligaments, and discs in the neck and cause musculoskeletal pain.

Whiplash is most often caused by car accidents, but it can also occur during contact sports, falls, or other types of trauma. It can take several weeks or months to recover from a whiplash injury, and some people may experience long-term pain.

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder. The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that stabilise the shoulder joint.

This condition is often caused by repetitive movements, such as those often used in manual labour or sports.

Symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis include pain, stiffness, and weakness in the shoulder. It’s one of those conditions that can be treated with a combination of rest, ice, and physical therapy. Many times surgery is required to repair the damaged tendons.

Strains and Sprains

Strains and sprains are the most common type of injuries that people suffer from. It occurs when the muscles or ligaments are stretched or torn. Strains typically affect the muscles, while sprains usually involve the ligaments.

These injuries can be caused by a sudden movement, overuse, or trauma. Symptoms include pain, swelling, bruising, and muscle weakness.

Most strains and sprains can be treated at home with the RICE method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, more severe injuries may require physiotherapy or other medical intervention.

Shin splints

Shin splints are a type of overuse injury that causes pain in the muscles and tendons around the shin. Shin splints often occur in runners and other athletes who put repetitive stress on their lower legs.

However, they can also occur in non-athletes who participate in activities that involve a lot of jumping or impact. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and swelling in the shin.

Minor shin splints too can be treated with the RICE method, as well as ice massage, stretching, and shoe inserts. If the injury is severe then you may require physiotherapy or other medical intervention.


Bursitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction between bones, muscles, and tendons.

Bursitis often occurs in the shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected joint.

Bursitis can often be treated with anti-inflammatory medication and physical therapy. However, more severe cases may require corticosteroid injections or surgery.


Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the lower back and legs. It is caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the legs.

Sciatica can be caused by a herniated disc, bone spur, or narrowing of the spine. Symptoms include pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs. It affects one side of the body.

Almost everyone who experiences sciatica will get better over time. However, if you have severe pain, you may require physical therapy, steroid injections, or surgery.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They are caused by muscle tension in the head and neck. Symptoms include pain, pressure, and tightness in the head.

Tension headaches can often be treated with relaxation techniques and massage. Severe cases of tension headaches may require physiotherapy or medication.


Arthritis – osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis -TMJ disorder

Arthritis is a general term for a group of conditions that cause joint inflammation. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in the joints, while rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of the joints.

Common Symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and inflammation in the affected joints.

Arthritis can often be treated with medication, physical therapy, and exercise. In many cases, you will have to undergo surgery to replace the damaged joints with artificial ones.

TMJ disorder is a condition that causes pain in the jaw joint. TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull.

It can be caused by a misaligned bite, teeth grinding, or arthritis. Common Symptoms include pain, the clicking of the jaw, and headaches.

They can often be treated with physical therapy, splints, and medication.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and arm. It is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome compression of the median nerve in the wrist.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is often seen in people who do repetitive motions with their hands, such as typing or knitting. Symptoms include pain and numbness in the hand and wrist.

In order to treat carpal tunnel syndrome, you may need to change the way you do activities that aggravate the condition. You may also require splints, physical therapy, or surgery.

Knee Ligament Strain

A knee ligament strain or tear is a common injury that can occur in athletes or anyone in an accident. It mostly happens when a body movement happens on a fixed ankle or a direct hit to the knee. The knee ligaments are the tissues that connect the bones in the knee joint.

A strain occurs when the ligaments are stretched or torn. A tear occurs when the ligaments are completely detached from the bone.

Symptoms include pain, swelling, and instability in the knee. They can often lead to a feeling of the knee “giving way.”

Ankle injury

Ankle injuries are very common, especially in athletes. The ankle is a complex joint that is made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons.

If the ligaments are stretched or torn, it can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the ankle.

Treatment for an ankle injury depends on the severity of the injury. Your ankle injury will be analysed and a treatment plan will be developed that is specific to your needs. Physiotherapy, bracing, and taping are common treatments for ankle injuries.

Tennis elbow, Golfers elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain in the elbow and forearm whereas Golfers elbow is a condition that causes pain on the inside of the elbow. They are caused by the overuse of the muscles and tendons in the arm. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and weakness in the affected arm.

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow can often be treated with rest, ice, and physical therapy. In some cases, surgery may be required.

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. Symptoms include pain in the heel and arch of the foot and stiffness in the morning.

Here at Procure, we treat musculoskeletal disorders with our cutting-edge, evidence-based treatments. We offer both conservative and surgical treatments for these conditions. Schedule an appointment with us today to find out which treatment is right for you.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain affects 18 – 26 percent of adults making it a common complaint among adults, it can have many different causes. The shoulder is a complex joint that is made up of bones, ligaments, and tendons.

Common causes of shoulder pain include rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, and impingement syndrome. You might injure your shoulder blades from a fall or by lifting something heavy.

Treatment for shoulder pain depends on the cause of the pain. You will be diagnosed to understand what is causing your shoulder pain.

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