Acute musculoskeletal pain can affect the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and bones nearly anywhere in your body. Some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain include injuries from sports, working out, auto accidents, and heavy lifting. If you’re dealing with sudden severe pain, you can count on Trung Ha, MD, and the team at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine in Irving, Texas, for the relief you need. Use the online scheduler or call the office for pain relief now.

What is acute musculoskeletal pain?

Acute musculoskeletal pain is sudden-onset pain that affects your muscles, bones (including joints), tendons, ligaments, or nerves. Often, this kind of pain starts immediately after an accident or injury of some type.

Acute musculoskeletal pain typically comes from playing sports, working out, injuries while lifting items, and auto accidents. Musculoskeletal pain is frequently concentrated in one area, but it can also be widespread. 

What are the symptoms?

Acute musculoskeletal pain starts suddenly, and it’s often quite intense. It often arises immediately after exercise or some kind of accident.

Although symptoms can vary, they often include one or more of the following:

  • Pain that gets worse when you move
  • Burning feeling in muscles
  • Deep ache
  • Twitchy muscles
  • Stiffness
  • Poor range-of-motion
  • Exhaustion
  • Sleep disturbances

With chronic musculoskeletal pain, the symptoms usually appear so gradually that you don’t realize there’s a problem until you’re in severe pain. But, with acute musculoskeletal pain, the symptoms are usually intense from the start.

What kind of musculoskeletal injury do I have?

The only way to know for sure is to get checked out promptly by the team at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine. To find the origin of your pain, they perform a careful exam, including X-rays and other imaging if necessary, to make a diagnosis. 

Whether you’re dealing with a muscle injury from overuse, a stress fracture due to impact, a sprain from ligament damage, or something else, the experts at Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine find the underlying cause of the issue so they can treat it effectively and quickly. 

What is the best treatment?

At Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine, the team designs a treatment plan just for your needs. The goal is to alleviate your pain right away, while also helping you heal fully.

Treatments may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity modifications
  • Splints or other supportive devices
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Corticosteroid injections

Physical therapy is usually part of your recovery because it’s important that you regain strength and range-of-motion safely. With a combination of customized treatments and physical therapy, you can return to peak physical condition. 

Use the online scheduling tool or call Quantum Pain & Sports Medicine to make your appointment today.