Musculoskeletal Injuries

Physiatry at Washington Township Medical Foundation in Fremont

Musculoskeletal injuries cause pain of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and / or bones. These injuries and disorders affect many people around the United States. Musculoskeletal disorders or MSDs were the cause of more work injuries than any other category of injuries. These injuries were also responsible for close to 30% of worker’s compensation costs.

Doctors of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatrists, treat patients comprehensively, providing care for individuals who suffer from various musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. Physiatrists use rehabilitation to help patients achieve reduced pain and experience increased quality of life.

Types of Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • There are numerous types of MSDs, such as:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Muscle / tendon strain
  • Ligament sprain
  • Thoracic outlet compression
  • Tension neck syndrome
  • Tendonitis of the rotator cuff
  • Digital neuritis
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome
  • Trigger finger / trigger thumb
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Ruptured disc
  • Herniated disc

There are other names for these types of injuries and conditions. Some that you may be familiar with include overuse injury, repetition motion injury, or repetitive stress injury. However, these terms do not fully encompass what these injuries entail and how they are caused. Our goal at Washington Township Medical Foundation is to help end pain and disability experienced by our patients.