Your musculoskeletal system
Your skeletal system is made up of the bones of the skeleton as well as the cartilages, ligaments, and other connective tissue that stabilize or connect the bones. Bones not only work with muscles to maintain your body’s position and to create movement, but they also support the weight of your body. When muscles contract, they pull against the skeleton to create movements such as sitting, standing, walking or running.
It’s not just athletes who experience pain: as we age, our hips, knees, elbows and other areas, such as hands, can wear down. Pain can also be a result of old injuries. Whether related to issues with joints or to connective tissues, we may experience pain that ranges from mild discomfort to significant pain.
Texas Health is here to help with musculoskeletal pain, and to create individualized strategies to help people stay pain-free. From sprains and strains to torn ligaments and fractures, Texas Health is a leader in North Texas in caring for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions.
Orthopedic care is delivered at Texas Health with the care, innovation and commitment you would expect from a trusted name. The continuum of orthopedic care also includes outpatient rehabilitation services, home care and educational programs that showcase new therapies while encouraging injury and disease prevention.
Texas Health offers a comprehensive range of services and specialists on the medical staff of its hospital dedicated to providing relief from pain and restoring back function and quality of life.
How is musculoskeletal pain treated?
Musculoskeletal pain is best treated by addressing its unique cause. Whether you are experiencing bone, muscle, ligament, tendon, or joint pain, or another kind of pain, Texas Health offers comprehensive care that can take you from diagnosis through recovery with a full complement of services at the ready for your unique diagnosis. Because no two bodies are exactly the same, individualized care is offered to create customized treatment plans. Options for the care of musculoskeletal pain available at Texas Health include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Splints that encourage healing through immobilization
- Use of heat, cold, or increasing rest
- Injections of anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medications
- Strengthening and conditioning exercises
- Chiropractic care
- Therapeutic massage
Find an Orthopedic Specialist
To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist on the medical staff of a Texas Health hospital, visit our online Find-a-Physician tool or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).