Musculoskeletal pain is pain that you feel in bones and muscles, in the tendons and ligaments that connect them and in nerves. It can be short-lived, like sore muscles after a tough workout, or it can be ongoing, like chronic back pain or arthritis.
Usually, a common injury like a sprain, bruise or fracture causes musculoskeletal pain, but overuse can cause it, too. For example, work or sports can cause carpal tunnel pain, which is a type of musculoskeletal pain. And some ongoing musculoskeletal pain doesn’t always have an obvious cause.
Whatever its source, musculoskeletal pain can affect anyone, and our Aurora Health Care orthopedic and sports health teams offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to treat it. We’ll work with you to pinpoint a treatment that brings you relief – from physical therapy and integrative medicine to joint replacement and more.
No one wants to live with pain – and we do everything in our power to make sure our patients don’t have to. We’ll start by listening to you and learning what you are experiencing – and what you want from your treatment.
We’ll then discuss your care choices. Whenever possible, we’ll start with less-invasive methods of treatment first – like massage therapy, Feldenkrais or occupational therapy – before suggesting surgery.
Our approach to care for musculoskeletal pain also includes:
For joint pain from arthritis, repetitive use, accident or injury, our physical therapy, tendon treatments and joint replacement can help get you moving again.More About Treating Joint Problems
Specialty-trained physical therapists and occupational therapists restore function by building strength, flexibility and mobility into your treatment plan.Learn More About Physical Therapy
Our specialty-trained orthopedic team can make it easier to live with arthritis. From bracing to therapy to joint fusion and replacement, we’re here to help.More About Arthritis
Our experts will develop a personalized plan to make your knees as comfortable as possible again with options like injections, physical therapy, knee replacement and knee resurfacing.See Our Treatments for Knee Pain
For help managing musculoskeletal pain, we offer integrative medicine therapies like chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage and Feldenkrais.Learn More About Integrative Medicine
If you have ongoing pain from an injury or from training, our sports performance programs and sports health care can help keep you in the game.See Our Sports Health Care